elderflower cordial recipes | uk wedding blog

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Afternoon and Merry Saturday/4th of July! A quick post from me just in case you are venturing out to get the last of the elderflower OR if you had already made some and want to make a quick and delicious elderflower cocktail. 

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Making the cordial is easy:

  • 30 flower heads
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • 1kg of caster sugar
  • 2.3 lemons (rind and sliced)
  • 50g citric acid (can be picked up at chemists, I don’t always use it so feel free to skip, it acts as a preservative but you have the lemons, just make sure you refrigerate and drink within a week or so)

Add in a big bowl, let it sit for 48 hours

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First up was a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage

  • 1 part cordial
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice (half a lemon)
  • soda water
  • Little bit of lime and a couple of frozen berries from a neighbours allotment.
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Next up was an elderflower collins. Whilst I used Absolut Citron vodka, gin is also always good.

  • 2 parts vodka (oh yes)
  • lemon juice
  • 1 part elderflower cordial
  • soda water
  • lime
  • berries
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A tall glass is best (these are from The White Company), but actually, I would chuck all of this in a big drinks dispenser, let it all infuse. Perfect for drinks and weddings!!

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