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.

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    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


    great recipe  -  05 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)