Perfect Elderflower Cordial From Only 5 Ingredients

2022-07-09 00:00:00
2023-12-22 17:06:45
Perfect Elderflower Cordial From Only 5 Ingredients
You only need 5 ingredients to make a perfect elderflower cordial! This delicious elderflower cordial recipe is so easy to follow and results in the most amazing elderflower cordial EVER. All you need is water, sugar, elderflowers, citric acid and lemon. That's it! Just follow the recipe below and enjoy your very own homemade elderflower cordial.

Elderflower syrup is a refreshing drink that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is made by steeping Elderflower blossoms in sugar and water, and the resulting syrup can be used to make a variety of drinks. It is often used to make soda water, or it can be mixed with lemonade or sparkling wine to create a refreshing summertime drink. Elderflower syrup can also be used in cooking, and it adds a unique flavor to desserts and baked goods. While elderflower syrup is most commonly associated with Northwest Europe, versions of the cordial can be traced back to Roman times.

This recipe has been tested many times in our family and perfected over the years, making it delicious every single time.


  • 3 liters of water
  • 3 kg of sugar
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 10 g of citric acid
  • 10 larger elderflowers (or more if smaller)


  1. Pour 3 liters of water into a large pot, add 3 kg of sugar and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Put to cool.
    2. Add citric acid to still lukewarm water and mix.
    3. When the mixture has cooled to room temperature, add the washed elderflowers and lemon juice.
    4. Cover and leave for 24 hours in a cool place.
    5. Strain the mixture into another container - and fill the prepared bottles with delicious liquid!

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