I made some Elderflower Cordial today. I have to leave it to soak for 5 days before straining it. It smells lovely already. It will keep bottled in the fridge for a year or in ice cube trays in the freezer.
The Elderflowers ready for picking on our local cycle path
Tabby likes the smell too !
ELDERFLOWER DRINKS. Use only the flower. Leaves and bark are poisonous !
Dissolve 1KG SUGAR in 1.5 LITRES WATER.
Stir in 1.5 OZ CITRIC ACID.
Add 15 LARGE WHITE ELDERFLOWER HEADS and 2 SLICED LEMONS
Leave to stand covered for 5 days stirring daily
Strain through muslim and pour into bottles.
Will keep in the fridge for a year. Dilute to taste
Dissolve 675g SUGAR in 4.5 LITRES WATER
Stir in 2 TBL WHITE WINE VINEGAR and GRATED RIND AND JUICE OF 1 LARGE LEMON
Add 4 LARGE ELDERFLOWER HEADS
Leave to stand covered for 2 days
Strain and pour into lemonade bottles
Leave for 3 weeks or longer by which time it will be very fizzy
Chill before serving