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Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

  • Author: foodnerd4life
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: A lot of Thirsty People!


  • 20 Elderflower Heads (bugs knocked out)
  • 350g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Large Lemon (sliced)
  • 500ml Boiling Water


  1. In a large pan, add the sugar, lemon slices and elderflower heads. Pour over the boiling water and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Leave to cool, covered.
  2. Leave to stand overnight.
  3. Sterilise a 500ml jam jar or Kilner jar with boiling water. Using a clean square of muslin, strain the cordial through into the jar. Squeeze the lemon slices into the jar too.
  4. Tightly screw on the lid and chill. Add to gin and tonic’s, prosecco or simply to lemonade.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Home Preserving
  • Method: Home Preserving
  • Cuisine: British

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