Elderflower drink | Socată – Romanian version.

A mix between champagne and cordial

by Restful cooking
Elderflower drink | Socată - Romanian version. A mix between champagne and cordial

Elderflower drink | Socată is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

The season of elderflower is on. Come with me on this journey. We make a beautiful drink called “socată”. Is a Romanian version of the drink. Is a mixt between elderflower champagne and cordial. It has less fizz then champagne but is fresh and sweet.

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Elderflower drink | Socată - Romanian version. A mix between champagne and cordial

Elderflower drink (Socată - Romanian version)

Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • For 1.3 gal or 5 liter i use
  • around 8 elderflowers
  • 2 1/2 cups ( 500g ) raw sugar - it will give a nice colour and it will be gently with the yeast bacteria from the elderflower
  • 2 lemons - unwaxed and sliced
  • Around 1.2 gal ( 4,5 liter ) filtered water
  • Optional 1 - 2 grams of fresh yeast

Instructions

  1. We clean the elderflower from dust 2: We warm up 4 cups of water and mix with the sugar until dissolve
  2. We cut the lemons in slices

  3. We add the elderflower in to the jar
  4. We add the sugar syrup
  5. We fill the jar with filtered water
  6. we add the lemons
  7. We put the lid on just for protection against dust and bugs. Do not tighten
  8. Put the jar into a sunny place. I put mine close to a window
  9. We let it sit in to the sun for few days, stirring in once a day.
  10. Strain the liquid with a cheesecloth or a clean towel and store it in to refrigerate.
  11. The cold temperatures will slow down the fermentation. For champagne you can let it 6 days in a cold dark area before store it in to the refrigerator.
  12. If you will have a high activity of yeast in to the drink. Be aware to check to release the pressure that it forms inside.

Notes

  1. The ideea is that the warm temperature will help elderflower to start fermentation. It will develop yeast, bubbles and this will give us the fizz in the drink.
  2. If we let more days, we will have more fermentation, more fizz in to the drink,
  3. If you don't see no fermentation sings after 2 days ( no bubbles ) you need to add 1, 2 grams of fresh yeast to help it.
  4. I let. mine sit 4 days.
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