I love the smell and the taste of Elderflower, so every year it is a race to make as many things as I can from them to last for the rest of the year. This is one of the most versatile options because you can use it to make so many other things.

What you’ll need:

  • 10 heads of Elderflowers.
  • 750ml water.
  • Juice of 3 lemons or 2 teaspoons of citric acid.
  • 600g sugar.

How to make it:

  1. Heat the water and dissolve the sugar into it.
  2. Take the water off the heat and add the lemon juice or citric acid, and the Elderflowers.
  3. Make sure that the Elderflowers are properly submerged, and leave to infuse for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Strain the liquid through a muslin cloth, and pour into sterilised bottles.
  5. Keep the bottles in the fridge and use within 3 months.

Now you have Elderflower cordial, you can have it as a cold drink, a hot drink, a cocktail, you can freeze it in cubes for other drinks, you can use it in baking and other desserts, you can add it to creams, and many many other uses.