Recipe for Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower cordial



20 Large Elderflowers Heads

4lbs (1.8 kilos) Granulated Sugar

2¾ ounces (75g) Citric acid

2 Lemons

2 pints (1200ml) Water

The recipe will make about 2½ pints (1.5 litres)



  1. Do not wet the flowers, a gentle shake will remove and bugs.
  2. Place the flowers heads in a large bowl
  3. Put the water and sugar in a pan; bring gently to the boil, stirring all the time.
  4. Pour over the elderflower and stir in the citric acid
  5. Add the grated zest of the lemons to the bowl, slice the lemons and add to the bowl.
  6. Stir well and leave to cool
  7. Cover and leave for 24 hours
  8. Strain through muslin and bottle in sterilised bottles
  9. Store in a cool dark place
  10. 10. Refrigerate after opening

One thought on “Recipe for Elderflower Cordial

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s