Pink elderflower champagne

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ghost61

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Pink elderflower champagne
« on: May 30, 2015, 18:33 »
Anyone used pink flowers for this?  If so, does it look pink or muddy brown?

Thanks

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Re: Pink elderflower champagne
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 20:45 »
do not know if that type of elder can be used as the berries are poisonous. Might be useful to check on rhs site about the flowers.

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Re: Pink elderflower champagne
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 22:56 »
It says the berries are inedible unless they are cooked.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1769
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Re: Pink elderflower champagne
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 20:15 »
they are not cooked for wine making

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Re: Pink elderflower champagne
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 21:58 »
Anyone used pink flowers for this?  If so, does it look pink or muddy brown?

Thanks
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Flower not berry - I doubt the flower is poisonous rather than the berry.. but I'm not a agrichemicalbotanist so what do I know  ;)

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Re: Pink elderflower champagne
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 05:26 »
RHS says the same toxicity as sambucus nigra, the common elder!

I'll give it a go if there are any flowers left when I'm back from hols.



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