Elderflower cordial is perfect for hot summer days because it’s refreshing and cooling. Elderflower cordial was made since the Roman times, and it’s easy and cheap to make it at home. My recipe is for elderflower syrup which will be diluted with water later.
- 6-7 fresh elderflower heads
- 125g sugar
- 125ml water
To make the elderflower syrup: Boil sugar and water till the sugar is dissolved. Leave the syrup to cool down. In the meantime gather fresh elderflowers.
Cut off the small white flowers from the green stems.
Steep the elderflowers for 3 to 4 days in the syrup, keeping it in the fridge.
To make the elderflower cordial: Mix a glass of water with ca. 2 tbsp of the elderflower syrup. Add fresh lemon juice if you want.