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Easy Elderflower Cordial
"This elderflower cordial is such a refreshing drink, all naturally made, with no boiling involved, no citric acid added and it can be made fizzy by allowing it to naturally ferment. You can have it totally nonalcoholic or add some prosecco, gin or vodka to get the party started but then, it will no longer be cordial. Haha! Get ready to make this refreshing cordial drink to treat your family and friends as an everyday drink or it can make the perfect gathering nonalcoholic beverage "
Preparation Time15 min
- 1 litre water spring bottled water still or sparkling
- 5-10 medium elderflower blossom heads freshly picked or dried *
- 2 large lemons one for the rind and juice and one to slice
- 100 g cane brown sugar or 2-3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 inch fresh ginger root sliced/ optional
Wash thoroughly the elderflower heads - see notes on how to wash these thoroughly
Pour the water into the drink dispenser or the large jug.
Add the sugar or the honey. Mix well until dissolved.
Add the thoroughly washed elderflower blossomed heads. Mix again.
Add the lemon juice, lemon rind and lemon slices. Stir again with a wooden or silicon spoon/ spatula.
Allow it to start fermenting on a counter by placing it in the sun. It will be ready in one to three days, all depending on how warm and sunny your kitchen is.
Once it's starting to get fizzy, strain it and store it in a glass bottle in the refrigerator.