This is from a collection of recipes from books I own, but which I haven't myself tried yet. However, you can have faith that at least the authors themselves have tried them, so they're not deadly or anything.
Crush elderberries and sugar in a bowl. Let stand about 1 hour. Add lemon zest and lemon juice. Transfer to an aging container and add the vodka and water. Age in a cool, dark place for 1 month, shaking occasionally.
Strain and filter, age for 1 week. Rack and transfer to final container. Age 1 month before serving.
measurement (unless stated otherwise)
|1 cup = 8 ounces =
||1 quart = 32 ounces =
|1 tbsp (tablespoon) =
1/2 ounce = 15ml
||1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml|
|1 tsp (teaspoon) =
1/6 ounce = 5ml
||1 pint = 16 ounces =