Classic Elderflower Cordial

Classic Elderflower Cordial


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

Ollie Martin

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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