Elderflower cordial recipe

Elderflower cordial recipe from MelliKat

dairy free egg free nut free kids can help can make in advance ok to freeze
Category Jam and chutney recipes
ServesNot stated
Prep time30 mins
Cook timeNot stated

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Around 30 Elderflower heads
2 unwaxed lemons, sliced
50g Citric Acid (from pharmacy)
1.8 kg granulated sugar
1.5 litres water, boiled

Handy Hint

I tend to split the elderflowers/sugar/lemons/citric acid evenly between two bowls to make them more manageable (I keep them in the airing cupboard for 7 days)


1. Collect the elderflower heads when they're at their best - bring them home and gently shake out onto a surface - leave them for 15 minutes or so (there will be some small bugs in there and they'll just scuttle out!)
2. Snip the flowers into a large mixing bowl and stir in the granulated sugar, citric acid and sliced lemons.
3. Pour over the freshly boiled water and stir until dissolved.
4. Cover with a clean cloth and put in a cool dry place for 5 - 7 days, stirring every day.
5. After this time, strain the liquid (you can use muslin or commercially bought strainer) and bottle.

I put mine into cordial bottles and keep in the fridge - I usually put one plastic bottle into the freezer too.

Serve 30-45ml into a glass and add soda water, sparkling mineral water or, my son's favourite, sugar-free lemonade - ice optional but I prefer it!

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From: MelliKat on Sat 06-Aug-11 09:00:15 Overall rating: 0.0