Homemade elderflower cordial
- 900g caster sugar
- 2 lemons
- 2 limes
- 250g elderflower sprigs
- 50g citric acid (you can buy this from chemists)
Step by step
- Bring 1.1 litres of water to the boil; pour it over the caster sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir to dissolve. Cut the lemons and limes into quarters, stir into the hot syrup and leave to cool. Meanwhile, rinse the elderflower sprigs in cold water and drain.
- Add the elderflowers and citric acid to the cold syrup; mix. Cover and chill for 48 hours, giving it a stir now and then.
- Sieve the cordial into sterilised bottles and seal (or freeze it in ice-cube trays). To serve, dilute with chilled still or sparkling water.