Elderflower Cordial

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    1.3 litres

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About


  • 20 fresh elderflower heads
  • 600 g granulated or caster sugar
  • 25 <


I have been making this for many years, it is so superior to anything you can buy. Citric acid can be a little hard to come by (the supply is restricted as it is also used by drug addicts) but you should be able to find it at the chemist. To check elderflowers are in their prime, shake them; the little flowers should stay on the branches.

Shake the elderflowers to dislodge any resident