Homemade Elderflower Cordial
- 24 hrs
"There is little more refreshing in the summer months than the cool clinking of ice cubes in a jugful of homemade elderflower cordial."
(MAKES 1-2 BOTTLES)
FOR THE CORDIAL
25 heads of elderflower (for maximum flavour, pick while the sun is shining)
Ledbury tall white tipped tumbler
Gently wash the elderflower heads under cold water and place into a large bowl.
Peel a thin layer of the zest from 3 of the lemons, slice the fruit and add to the elderflower with the sliced limes.
Bring the water to the boil and gradually stir in the sugar. Simmer gently until all of the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool slightly before pouring over the elderflower, lemons and limes. Cover with a cloth and leave to sit in a cool, dry place to infuse for 24 hours.
Place a muslin cloth or large, fine sieve over another large bowl and strain the mixture. Squeeze the juice from the remaining 2 lemons and stir through your cordial. If the cordial tastes too sweet, keep adding more fresh lemon juice until it reaches the desired acidity level.
Pour into sterilised bottles or freezer-proof containers. Seal tightly and store until ready to use.
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