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Elderflower Cordial – a great summer drink either serve with iced water or great in a Gin & Tonic


  1. Scales
  2. Saucepan
  3. Mixing Bowl
  4. Cover for bowl
  5. Straining bag or kit
  6. Bottles
  7. Funnel
  8. Labels
  9. Zester
  10. Measuring Jug
  11. Gin Glasses!!

Equipment needed all available in shop.


  • 20 heads of Elderflower
  • 2.5 kg Sugar
  • 85g Citric Acid (from chemist)
  • 2 unwaxed Lemons
  • 2 pints Water


  1. Pick 20 elderflower heads from trees on a sunny day!
  2. Dissolve sugar in water over low heat on hob – pour into mixing bowl and allow to cool
  3. Zest lemons using canal part of zester then slice into rounds
  4. Put lemons, elderflower heads, citric acid into the sugar solution and stir gently.  Cover and leave overnight to infuse.
  5. Pour through straining kit over over large measuring jug.
  6. Allow liquid to drip through bag – do not push it through (2 hrs at least)
  7. Pour Cordial into sterilised bottles through funnel and seal.  Label and store in a dark cool place.

Use within 3 months. Once opened keep stored in fridge.

NB The cordial can be frozen in plastic bottles.

Enjoy diluted with iced water still or sparkling or use a small amount with Gin & Tonic, Prosecco or Wine!

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