Only lately I found out about the Elderflower and I’m already obsessed! This cordial makes a great summer drink with a floral taste complimented with a citrusy flavor! Check out the health benefits of Elderflower- Benefits & information.

The season of the Elderflower in the UK is happening now (Late May- July). Hurry and get some of that goodness before the party is over!

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Ingredients:

  • Elderflowers- As much as you want- the more the better
  • Water- Enough to cover the elderflowers
  • Lemon zest- To your preference
  • Lemon juice- 1/2 cup for each 1 litre of water
  • White sugar- 600g for each 1 litre of water

Method:

  1. Collect as much as you want of elderflowers.
  2. Do not wash. Shake it to remove any insects.
  3. Pack it tightly in a pot. Add lemon zest.
  4. Cover with water and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for 30 mins.
  6. Strain with a cheese cloth (Tiny insects will not get removed if you use a strainer instead of cheese cloth).
  7. Add the lemon juice and sugar and stir until all dissolved.
  8. Store in sterilized glass jars and keep in the fridge.
  9. Dilute with water or a drink of your choice.
  10. Use within a few weeks.
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Scissors and a clean bag is what you need to harvest the flowers!
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The young newly flowered ones are the best!
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I went a lil overboard and made 9 litres of cordial lol
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Summer vibes, baby!

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