Elderflower Cordial


This refreshing elderflower cordial is just what’s needed on a hot, humid day.

  • 3litres cold water
  • 1kilo sugar
  • 3 lemons sliced
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 300g fresh elderflower
  • 40g citric acid

Place the elderflower heads and lemon and lime rinds in a large bowl

Boil the water and pour over the elderflower, cover and infuse overnight

Strain the liquid through a fine sieve or a piece of muslin

Bring the liquid to the boil with the sugar, citric acid and lemon juice and boil for 2 minutes

Allow to cool before decanting into sterilised bottles