Elderflower Cordial

With the Elderflower coming to an end for another season we just couldn’t leave this classic recipe out. 

Ingredients 

  • 25 Elderflower sprays (gently washed)
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • 800g of caster sugar
  • 50g citric acid
  • 3 untaxed lemons
  • 2 unwaxed oranges

Step 1. Bring the water to the boil and pour over the sugar in a large bowl or I tend to use a jam pan, stir the water until all of the sugar has dissolved. 

Step 2. Add the citric acid and give it another stir. You can now add the sliced oranges and lemons with the elderflower sprays.

Step 3. Leave in a cool place for 24 hours so that the flavours can infuse nicely.

Step 4. Strain the liquid through muslin, a jelly bag or a very fine sieve and bottle into steralised bottles, again we think they look perfect in a Kilner. 

It really is that simple!

The cordial is delightful diluted with water, lemonade or even added to Prosecco or Champagne. You can use this cordial in quite a few recipes ensuring that this floral taste of summer can be enjoyed all year round.