If you’ve never tasted it, let me be the first to tell you – elderflower champagne tastes like the nectar of the gods. It’s very mildly alcoholic and very fragrantly floral. Elderflowers are blooming right now here in western MA, so go pick a few (but remember to leave plenty to mature into fruits!) and make some for yourself. (I used this recipe as my guide.)
Here’s how it is at our house right now: I took a break from CSA work to make this nectar. Ben was outside at the pond, Ella was in the bathroom mixing up “fairy dust”, and Gabriel threw a nutty and then lay down on the hallway floor and fell dead asleep. Which is a pretty good view of our days.
Blessings on yours.