Elderflower Cordial

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Delicious when mixed with soda water and is great to have on hand if you have a soda-stream(TM), elderflower cordial has a one of a kind flavour.

    Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 700g granulated sugar
    • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
    • 600ml cold water
    • 1 1/2 dozen fine, freshly opened elderflowers

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Place sugar in saucepan with the freshly grated lemon zest and water. Heat slowly until sugar melts, then bring to a boil.
    2. Shake flowers clean then add the blossoms to the saucepan, cutting off stalks close to flower heads. Push heads into liquid and bring back to boil. Cover and set aside until contents are cold.
    3. Stir lemon juice into cooled syrup. Strain through muslin-lined sieve twice then bottle. Store in the fridge.

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