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    Elderflower Cordial

    Elderflower Cordial

    A delicious fragrant cordial, capturing the taste of summer. You must pick the elderflowers on a dry, warm and sunny day, when the flower heads are fully open.  They must be perfect, with no trace of brown blossoms. Do not wash them so make sure that you pick them from an area where they are unikely to have been contaminated by wildlife or passing vehicles.

    The cordial will keep for several weeks in a cool pantry, several months in the fridge or alternatively freeze in plastic containers and it will keep for a year.

    Citric acid is available from chemists and DIY wine making suppliers.


    • Time: Preparation time 30 minutes. Steeping time 24hrs.
    • Complexity: easy