Elderflower picking

June brings Elderflower to Penrhos, which means we all head out to the hedgerows to locate the wonderful flowers and get picking. Even Rolo and Bertie had to help this year!

Rolo and Penrhos Landrover
Elderflower picking

As Penrhos fans you will know that we have an Apple and Elderflower gin, which means our Elderflower is extremely important to us. We keep an eye out on the hedges and once the Elderflower is ready we gently snip off the flower heads with as little stalk as possible so that the plant is not damaged and are make sure we carefully transport them back to the distillery.

Elderflower picking

Once the elderflower is safely back in the distillery we begin the process of infusing it with alcohol. This means that we can use it throughout the year to make our Apple and Elderflower gin, until we are able to pick more the next year! The smell in the distillery is amazing and certainly makes you thirsty for an Apple and Elderflower G&T! (As you can imagine) 

Apple & Elderflower Gin and Tonic

Apple and Elderflower Gin & Tonic

This is the ultimate G&T for a summers day.

Fill your favourite glass full of ice (the more the better) add 50ml Penrhos Apple and Elderflower, top up with Indian Tonic and garnish with thin slices of apple.

Most importantly, kick back and relax!

Apple & Elderflower French 75

French 75 cocktail

This is the perfect celebratory drink or just on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Into a shaker add 50ml Apple and Elderflower gin, 25ml lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. Shake with ice for 30 seconds. Add into our champagne glass and top up with champagne or prosecco.