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Sunday, 3 June 2012

You are Cordially invited. . .

Do not adjust your sets!  Apologies for the photograph.  The Elderflower Cordial tastes better than it photographs!  I used the tray as a backdrop to hide the rest of the kitchen, that looked like a bomb had hit it.  I found a non Citric Acid suggestion for Elderflower Cordial and that was to use extra lemon.  This was easy peasy to make and it is rather easy peasy to drink too when it is diluted with carbonated water.  I also think it would be delicious drizzled over a Lemon Drizzle Cake or ice cream.  I wish I had Gooseberries...but caterpillars devoured my Gooseberry Bush, elderflower and gooseberries are a match made in heaven.

Recipe For Elderflower Cordial
10 - 20 Heads of Elderflowers ( Do not gather elderflowers that grow near to roads as they will be nasty)!
3 Lemons
1.5 litres of water
1kg of Sugar

Heat the sugar and water together until the sugar has dissolved and the water is boiling.
Wash the Elderflowers well.
Use a sharp knife to cut strips of Lemon zest away from the lemons, then slice the lemons.
Put the elderflowers and lemon in a large bowl, I used my 'Crock Pot'.
Pour over the syrup and stir well.
Cover and leave for 24 hours.
Strain through Muslin or a clean tea towel and bottle.

Quaff with Fizzy Water and Pretend it is Champagne.  Chin chin!  Cheers your Majesty.  Oooh that reminds me, I would like to try making Elderflower Champagne one day.


  1. You are just too clever. That looks yummy to me.

  2. Just lovely and also elderflowers are delicious dipped in batter and deep fried x

  3. Mmmmm now that sounds quite refreshing and with champagne could be a special treat
    Good one!!!

    Amanda :-)

  4. Hi Lucy, mmmmm sounds good, hope to give it a go....if it would only stop raining so I can get the flowers,
    Carol xx

  5. We've perfected the champagne now, although it can have some explosive surprises so is always stored outside in the shed!

    Enjoy and cheers x

  6. This is one of those drinks I have been meaning to make for a while now. Perhaps now is the time to try it! Will keep your recipe in mind! Now, where to find the Elderflowers!

  7. How clever of you :) I'm glad it turned out so well for you!

  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lucy. I want to give it a try, but will have to hunt for Elderflowers :)
    Happy Jubilee Days to you and yours!
    Gracie <3

  9. Mmmm it looks wonderful! You should give it a go with some gin....I've heard its very nice (hic), not that I would ever (hic) try something that was (hic) alcholic! Enjoy your weekend x x x

  10. Mmmmm looks delicious and perfect to celebrate with. Cheers Lucy!


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