Elderflower Cordial

The elderflower bloom is in its’ full swing.  If you haven’t done it yet, is still a bit of time to collect some flowers for this delicious home made cordial. For me this is the perfect summer drink.

This recipe comes from my sister-in-law’s grandma, who has a pair of magical hands when it comes to cooking or preserving food.

Elderflower cordialIngredients

  • 3 liters of water
  • 24  big heads of elderflower (full blown elderflower)
  • 3 kg Sugar
  • 7 big Lemon (sliced)
  • 50g Citric Acid

Make sure you only collect full blown elderflower heads. If the flowers are brown or closed will ruin the taste of the cordial. This recipe will not involve any cooking. Easy!

Day 1

Shake off the rest of the nature from the heads, and place them in a large pan or bowl. Add the water to the flowers and soak it for a day.

Day 2-4

Stir the sugar, citric acid and the lemons in, and leave it for another 2-3 days to rest. Stir it few times a day.

At this stage you can also add ginger, basil, mint or lime – the list is endless- to mix it up with different flavours.

Day 4

Strain the cordial through a muslin cloth and distribute into bottles. It will make about 4-5 liters of cordial.

Save the lemon slices as you can make some candid lemon out of it with the infused elderflower taste. Yumm! 😀

Store the cordial in the fridge or freezer.

Dilute it with cold still or sparkling water and enjoy this refreshing drink outside in a hammock with a good book.

  • Kesi says:

    Perfect stuff.
    I just made my own and it WORKS.
    All my colleagues loved it.

    Ezért is nagy köszönet

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