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Making Elderflower Cordial

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Mixed with sparkling water and lots of ice, elderflower cordial is a delicious and refreshing drink hot (well warm) summer's days.

elderflower cordial

 2.5 kg caster sugar
 2 unwaxed lemons
 25 elderflower heads
 85g citric acid (can buy in a pharmacy)
 1.5 litres water

Put the sugar and water in a large heavy based saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil.


Remove from the heat.


Add the washed flowers, zest of 2 lemons, sliced lemons and citric acid.


Cover and leave for 24 hours to infuse.


Sieve through a clean tea towel or muslin cloth into sealed sterilised bottles.


Once opened, keep in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Many servings!