Homemade Elderflower Cordial

This is the weekend for home-made Elderflower cordial...
...simply a seasonal 'must do' so with the sun out there is no time better to get picking..

 

Home made elderflower cordial, perfect for parties, summer evenings, BBQ's and picnics. Elderflower cordial

Elderflower are out in abundance and there is nothing as summery as Elderflower cordial...mixed with sparkling water and a slice of lemon or
mix with gin or Prosecco for a delicious party drink or welcome!

Ingredients

  • 30 elderflower heads
  • 1.7litres/3 pints boiling water
  • 900g/2lb caster sugar
  • 50g/2oz citric acid (available from chemists)
  • 2 unwaxed oranges, sliced
  • 3 unwaxed lemons, sliced

Method

  • Gently rinse over the elderflower to remove any dirt or little creatures.
  • Pour the boiling water over the sugar in a very large mixing bowl. Stir well and leave to cool.
  • Add the citric acid, the orange and lemon slices, and then the flowers.
  • Leave in a cool place for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • train through some muslin and transfer to sterilised bottles.

    Serve in handled Kilner jars or Glass jars with daisy lids & straws for parties.
    Kilner handled jarsGlass jars with gold daisy lids

Recipe is from the BBC food and recipe.

Have a wonderful Fathers Day weekend. x

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