Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Posted on 1 June, 2017

The English summer is said to start when the elderflowers blossom. Diluted with still/sparkling water or lemonade, elderflower cordial is just the thing for a hot summer’s day. An easy one to make, learn 'how to' with our simple recipe. 


  • 20 elderflower heads
  • 2½ pints boiling water
  • 3½lbs sugar
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 2tsp Citric acid (available from the chemist)


Put all the dry ingredients into a clean pan and pour boiling water over them. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Skim off the surface scum. Cover with a cloth or lid. Stir twice daily for five days. Strain through a muslin and bottle.