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Elderflower Cordial

Botanical infused cordials such as this one made from elderflower are so versatile and can be used as a mixer for cocktails, in baking or as a refreshing beverage on a hot day.

I’m a sucker for botanical infused cordials, they’re so versatile as a mixer for cocktails, infused into syrups for baking or as a refreshing beverage on a hot day. Adult Aanmaak.

Elderflower has a short harvesting season during the late spring/early summer, and most people with trees don’t bother harvesting them. The flowers, which also have many health benefits, make a delightful refreshing cordial. Elderflower is used to make cough syrup for common cold, flu, swelling (inflammation) of the nasal cavity and sinuses, etc.

I picked a few blooms from a gardening site yesterday and made a small batch. So easy to make - you just just need elderflower, sugar, lemon, citric acid and water.

Elderflower Cordial

Wyomia Mouwers


  • 900 ml boiling water

  • 1 kg sugar

  • 20 elderflower heads

  • 25 g citric acid

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced


  1. In a pot, bring the water to a boil and then add the sugar. Stir until dissolved and remove the pot from the heat.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well, cover and let it steep for a day.

  3. Drain through a sieve and pour into sterilised bottles.


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