Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

What signals the start of summer more than a cold glass of elderflower cordial? Get out into the parks/countryside and pick the flowers yourself to make an even more satisfying drink. Will keep for 3 months refrigerated.

Ingredients

  • 12 elderflower heads
  • 1 large lemon
  • 750 grammes coconut palm sugar

Method

  1. Shake the elderflowers to remove any insects, cut off the stalks and then put the elderflowers in a large bowl.
  2. Peel off the lemon peel and slice the lemon. Put both in a bowl with the elderflowers.
  3. Put the palm sugar and 600 ml of water in a large saucepan and heat slowly stirring gently until the sugar has dissolved. Then bring to the boil.
  4. Pour the boiling syrup over the elderflowers and lemon and stir well.
  5. Cover with a clean cloth and leave to stand for 24 hours.
  6. Strain through a muslin lined sieve or clean disposable kitchen cloth into a clean bowl.
  7. Pour into a sterilised bottle using a sterilised funnel.

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