Elderflower Lemon Cordial

Elderflower Lemon Cordial


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This recipe makes a delicious cordial which is wonderful diluted and poured over ice. Citric acid powder can be found in health food stores.

Ollie Martin

Serves: 6 

  • 24 elderberry flower heads
  • 4 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 60g citric acid powder
  • 1 1/2 litres boiling water

Preparation:15min  ›  Extra time:23hours45min  ›  Ready in:1day 

  1. Combine the elderflower heads, sugar, lemon juice and citric acid in a glass container. Pour the boiling water over the ingredients and let steep for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain the liquid by pouring it through muslin into a large bowl. Ladle into bottles and refrigerate, or pour into freezer containers and freeze.

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Every time my elderberry tree has flowers I make this drink and have done for years. My recipe is almost identical to this one used. I no longer buy mix-up cordial for my family, we much prefer to drink this. I tend to mix it with water for everyday drinking but for a special twist we use soda water and mint leaves or strawberries. My children always helpl make this recipe. - 15 Aug 2010

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