Lemon & Elderflower Cordial

elderflower cordial

elderflower cordial

Lots of fantastic elderflower blooming in the verges all around the Yorkshire Dales so it must be time to make some elderflower & lemon cordial.

Elderflower & lemon Cordial


  • 20 elderflower heads
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of citric acid (available from all good Chemists!)
  • 3½ lbs (1.5kgs) sugar
  • 2½ pints (1.2 litres) water


  1. boil water
  2. place all ingredients into a large bowl or pan
  3. pour over the hot water and stir until all the sugar has dissolved
  4. place in a cool place like the pantry, cover  & allow to cool
  5. leave for 2 or 3 days stirring twice daily
  6. sieve/strain and bottle into clean bottles, Kilner bottles are perfect but whatever you use they must be clean/sterilised
  7. store in the fridge and dilute with water 5 parts water to 1 part squash

About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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