We pick our elderflowers when they are at their absolute best, perfect pale cream petals that shimmer on the tree and last less than a week. This brings out the delicate flavour of this fragile summer delight.
The Elder (Sambucas nigra) is an amazing plant, steeped in folklore, producing shimmering flowers early in the summer that fill the air with a heady perfume. Legend has it that if you stand under an Elder tree on midsummer’s eve the fairies will appear, but take care to stay awake or they will carry you off. The name comes from the Anglo Saxon word eller, meaning a kindler of fire, this is because the trunk of the elder is hollow and was often used with bellows to stoke up a fire.
Tipsy Wight® Elderflower Vodka makes a perfect long summer drink served with lemonade, but for that special occasion try our famous ‘Elderbubbles’ cocktail, combining our Elderflower vodka liqueur with Prosecco.
Available in 50cl, 20cl & 4cl bottles, 24% Vol.