About this recipe:This lovely springtime elderflower cordial is sweet, refreshing and delicate. Just perfect to see you through a summer of picnics and parties.
Makes: 4 bottles elderflower cordial
25 elderflower heads
1.7L boiling water
zest and juice of 4 oranges
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1.35kg granulated sugar
55g citric acid
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:10min › Ready in:30min
Pick off all of the greenery and insects from the flowers and discard. Place the flowers in a large container and pour the boiling water over, adding the zest and juice of the oranges and lemon. Leave to steep for 24 hours in a cool place.
The next day, strain the mixture into a clean saucepan and bring to the boil, adding the sugar. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to a tepid temperature before stirring in the citric acid.
Using a funnel, transfer into sterilised glass bottled with secure lids.
To drink, dilute the cordial 1:8 with cold sparkling water, or to taste. Once opened, store in the fridge.