Its that time of year again, when the days are long and a short walk is filled with the smell of Elderflowers, summer is here!
As far as non-alcoholic drinks go, this one takes some beating. Be sure to pick your flowers on a dry day.
Serve diluted in still or sparkling water, or with lemonade.
You can also dilute 1 part cordial to 2 parts water and freeze it in lolly moulds for a lovely springtime treat.
- 25 elderflower heads, in full bloom
- 4 lemons
- 500g granulated sugar
- 1.5L water (boiled)
Place the flower heads into a bucket, along with the zest and juice of the lemons.
Pour over the water, cover with a teatowel and leave overnight.
Strain the liquid through a muslin cloth and put it into a large saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to the boil.
Pour into warm, sterilised bottles.
Refrigerate and use within a few weeks or freeze in plastic bottles for longer storage.