Honey Elderflower Cordial
Sweet, seasonal elderflower cordial made with honey instead of sugar. This is very simple to make, simply mixing, stirring, and letting it steep for a few days before storing.
Servings 1 litre (~2 pints)
- 15 heads elderflower about a cup of blossoms
- 2 unwaxed organic lemons sliced
- 500 ml honey
- 750 ml water
Remove the blossoms from the elderflower heads, discarding as much stem as possible, and place them into a large bowl. Add the lemons and honey.
Heat the water in a saucepan or kettle until just simmering, but not boiling. Pour the hot water over the elderflower mixture and use a wooden spoon to stir until the honey dissolves fully.
Place a finely woven cloth or tea towel over the bowl and set in a cool, dark place. Let it steep for 2-3 days, checking after the second day. If you'd like it to be stronger, leave until day three.
Once the cordial is finished steeping, strain it through a fine-meshed sieve and pour into sterilized jars or bottles. Keep in the refrigerator for up to a month, or freeze for longer storage.
Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 8g