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Elderflower Cordial


What you need:

  • 20 heads of Elderflowers ( approx)

  • 2 Lemons - Zest & Sliced

  • 85g Citric Acid

  • 1.5kg Sugar

  • 1.5l Water

What else you need:

  • Pruning Sheers & basket/bowl

  • Large Stock Pot

  • Wooden Spoon

  • Glass Bottles with lids - sterilized

  • Jug with pouring nozzle

  • Sift

  • Funnel

  • Prongs

What you do: Pick about 20 heads of Elderflower & rinse them in water. Put into colander to dry while you measure out your other ingredient. Zest & slice your lemons Boil the Sugar Syrup by adding the sugar and water to the large stock pot. Bring to the boil and let it simmer until all the sugar crystals have dissolved and the mixture becomes bright and translucent. Now add the Elderflowers and next the lemon wedges and zest. And lastly add the Cirtic Acid. Give it all a quick stir to incorporate everything. Set the pot in a cool safe place to cool down and rest for at least 24 hours.

making sure all your equipment is clean and sterilized for bottling. Bring the Elderflower Cordial Mixture back to a boil for a few minutes. then strain the mixture into a sift over a jug for easy pouring. Place the funnel in your sterilized bottles. Then pour your Elderflower Cordial into the bottles. Closing the bottles tightly with sterilized lids.

You can enjoy Elderflower Cordial in many ways. One of our favorite summer refreshing drinks is Elderflower Iced Tea. Add to a large jug:

  • Elderflower Cordial

  • Red Bush Tea cooled down

  • Mint

  • Lemons - sliced

  • Ice

  • Sparkling Water

Mix it all together & Enjoy!

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