Steep elderflowers and sugar in vodka to make this delicious summer liqueur, reminiscent of an English garden
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Elderflower Vodka {Gluten Free and Keto}

English summer in a glass.  This elderflower infused vodka is the perfect base for a summer cocktail which is gluten free and keto friendly.
Servings: 40 shots
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins


  • 10 small elderflower heads
  • 75 g sugar - (according to taste)
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1000 ml vodka


  • It is best to gather the elderflower first thing in the morning when it is still highly scented. Give each bloom a good shake to get rid of any insects.
  • Loosely pack the flowers into a wide mouthed jar until it is full, add the lemon zest and sugar. Top up with the vodka.
  • Tightly screw the lid on and give a good shake to dissolve the sugar. Leave in a dark place to infuse for 4 – 6 weeks until it is a pale yellow colour.
  • Strain through a muslin cloth into a clean bottle and leave to mature and mellow for 2 months – you can drink it straight away, but it is better left for a while. Dilute and add more sugar to your personal taste.


  • This recipe is 2 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: elderflower vodka, vodka