Elderflower Cordial

18 Jun

With the weather being so wonderful, this deliciously easy and refreshing summer drink is a must, plus you’ve got to get out and pick some Elderflowers to make it, so it really is the perfect summertime tipple!

You will need:
6-8 large Elderflower heads
2 litres of water
2kg sugar
2 tbsp. of citric acid
1 lemon squeezed

Method
Add the sugar, citric acid, lemon juice (plus the whole lemon, see pic) and water to a large pot and bring to the boil.
Once it’s boiling and the sugar is dissolved turn the heat off and add the Elderflower heads and allow it to sit overnight or 24 hours if you can.
When it’s ready, strain it to take out any bits and pour into a bottle and keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks or in the freezer for a few months.

Top tips:
The cordial is a concentrated solution so don’t forget to dilute it with water or sparkling water for a tasty summer drink.
Use the ratio, 1 part cordial to 4 parts water or to your own taste.
If there is a glut of Elderflowers, you could also pick and freeze some to make a batch later.
They will also store well in you fridge for a few days in a plastic bag.

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