Springtime elderflower cordial

    30 min

    This lovely springtime elderflower cordial is sweet, refreshing and delicate. Just perfect to see you through a summer of picnics and parties.

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    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

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

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