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.
900 ml boiling water
1 kg sugar
20 elderflower heads
25 g citric acid
zest of 1 lemon
1 lemon, thinly sliced
In a pot, bring the water to a boil and then add the sugar. Stir until dissolved and remove the pot from the heat.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well, cover and let it steep for a day.
Drain through a sieve and pour into sterilised bottles.