Elderflower cordial – simple recipe

Happy J18! In remembrance of Waterloo, Orgreave, the Carnival against Capitalism and other struggles here we are, making elderflower cordial in a beautiful rural squat. Things could be worse.

I did quite a lot of hunting for a decent recipe this year and this is my conclusion. No ascorbic acid used, only lemons, so very simple. We’ll see how it all matures, in a no fridge situation.


  • 10 x elderflower heads (large or take two small for each one large)
  • 1000g sugar eg one normal bag
  • 600ml water
  • 1 big lemon or two small – organic, unwaxed, grated and chopped
  1. heat/stir the sugar and water until sugar dissolves and then it boils (i boiled the water first for speed)
  2. grate lemon peel, chop up lemon, throw away ends, put in bowl with elderflower heads
  3. pour on syrup, stir
  4. leave for 24-48 hours
  5. drain out cordial and bottle

What do you think?

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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