Now is the harvest time for elderflowers so be sure to make a couple of bottles of elderflower cordial for hot summer days. Great to drink as it is diluted with water or why not top your Gin Tonic with a splash.
– 40-50 elderflowers bunches, freshly picked
– 3 organic lemons
– 1 organic lime
– 1 bundle of mint
– 1.5 liters of water
– 1,5 liters of powdered sugar
– 10 cl organic honey (can be excluded)
– 50 g of citric acid
1. Place the flowers in a bowl that holds at least 4 liters. Rinse the lemons and lime thoroughly and peel off the outer yellow / green peel.
2. Slice the lemons and lime thinly and place them in the bowl along with the elderflowers, mint leaves and lemon / lime peel.
3. Boil the water, stir in sugar, honey and pull the saucepan off the heat when the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the citric acid and pour the hot sugar layer over the flowers, lemons, lime, pells and mint in the bowl. Stir and leave the juice in the fridge for 3-4 days.
4. Sift the juice through a scrim or a thin kitchen towel. Pour into bottles and keep cold.