Classic Elderflower Cordial

    15 min

    This is a brilliant refresher for hot summer days. You'll find food grade citric acid at a health food store or Asian market.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 24 elderberry flower heads
    • 900g caster sugar
    • 1.5L boiling water
    • 125ml fresh lemon juice
    • 50g citric acid powder

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Combine the elderflower heads, sugar, lemon juice and citric acid in a large acid-proof container. Pour the boiling water over the ingredients and let steep for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
    2. Strain the liquid by pouring it through muslin into a large bowl. Ladle into bottles and refrigerate, or pour into freezer containers and freeze.

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    great recipe  -  05 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Every time my elderberry tree has flowers I make this drink and have done for years. My recipe is almost identical to this one used. I no longer buy mix-up cordial for my family, we much prefer to drink this. I tend to mix it with water for everyday drinking but for a special twist we use soda water and mint leaves or strawberries. My children always helpl make this recipe.  -  15 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)