Elderflower Cordial

Forgive me, but I’m still dreaming of England…

Elderflower Cordial

3L boiling water
900g granulated sugar
50g citric acid
2 lemons, sliced
25-30 elderflower heads

Pour the boiling water over the sugar, stir and leave to cool. Add the citric acid and lemon slices, and stir in the rinsed elderflower heads. Cover with a tea towel and stir occasionally over the next 24 hours. Strain through muslin and pour into sterilised glass jars.

Recipe from the July Country Living.

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5 Responses to “Elderflower Cordial”


  1. 1 Carol Jesson July 15, 2010 at 6:21 am

    My cousin in London has made this – supposed to be delicious! Enjoy!!
    Luv Carol & Gordon

  2. 2 mavisandfrank July 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I’d like to say it was, but sadly we’d have to ask Keren. When I left England our cordial was still in the “steeping” stages. But I did try some bought stuff, and that was certainly delicious.

  3. 3 Samantha July 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I was wondering what it would taste like…? xxx


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