A flowery lemonade that is our version of the elderflower lemonade. The meadowsweet, however, has a distinct and bitter aftertaste reminiscent of almonds.
Meadowsweet was one of our most used medicinal herbs during the Second World War because it contains salicylic acid, which is anti-inflammatory.
It could be used both as a salve or eaten and drank for its properties. Now, we use it for its lovely flavor with the bonus of its medicinal effects!
Other flowers can be used, such as lilac, bird cherry, or fireweed.
Peel 2 lemons and reserve the peels
Remove the white part of the lemons and slicing them
Add 1 bunch of meadowsweet flowers to a bowl, along with the lemon peels and slices
Add 2 cinnamon sticks
Add 3 L of water to a large pot
Add 1.5 kg of white sugar. Whisk and bring to a boil until the sugar is completely dissolved
Pour the water and sugar mixture over the bowl with the meadowsweet flowers and cover it with a lid. Let it infuse refrigerated for 4d
Strain it through a cloth
Transfer it to a clean bottle. The meadowsweet syrup is ready
Add ice cubes to taste to a glass
Add 2 lemon wedges
Add 2 meadowsweet flower leaves
Add ¼ cup of the Meadowsweet Syrup
Add 1 cup of water and stir to combine everything. The meadowsweet lemonade is ready
Take a sip and enjoy this refreshing lemonade!
Yield 1 drink
Meadowsweet Flower2 leaves
Ice Cubeas needed
Meadowsweet Flower1 bunch
White Sugar1.5 kg