Makes approximately 2 litres of elderflower cordial

250g elderflowers, cleaned
1.1L  water
900g caster sugar
50g citric acid
2 lemons
2 limes

1) Bring the water to the boil, pour the boiling water over the sugar. Stir to dissolve and let it cool completely.

2) Wash and cut the lemons and limes in quarters and add to the stock syrup.

3) Pick the elderflowers and remove any dead bits and leaves. Place the elderflowers in a colander and wash under cold running water.

4) Let the elder flowers drain while the stock syrup cools.

5) Once the stock syrup is cold add the elderflowers and the citric acid, mix and place the mixture in a deep container in the fridge, place a layer of cling film directly on top of the mixture.

6) Let the cordial infuse for 48 hours, stir a couple of times during this period.

7) Pass the cordial through a fine sieve and pour into sterilised bottles. Keep refrigerated.


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