How to make elderflower cordial


  1. Place 1kg of granulated sugar in a bucket or basin with 1 litre of boiling water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add 50g of citric acid (or juice 2 large lemons) and add the zest of 2 large lemons.
  3. Gather 15 Elderflower heads and shake them to remove any insects and add the flowers to the sugar syrup.
  4. Cover and leave to stand for 1-2 days, stirring morning and night.
  5. Strain the Elderflower cordial through a muslin and decant into bottles - it is now ready to use!