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elderflower cordial
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Elderflower Cordial

A delicate and fragrant cordial, perfect with sparkling water or in a cocktail.
Prep Time20 minutes
Resting time12 hours
Total Time12 hours 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: elderflower cordial
Servings: 1.5 litres
Calories: 1868kcal


  • 1 large saucepan
  • muslin cloth
  • sterilised bottles


  • 3 1/2 cups sugar (caster, granulated or white)
  • 4 cups water (one litre)
  • 8-10 heads elderflower
  • 2 medium lemons (sliced)
  • 3 teaspoons tartaric acid


  • Dip elderflower head gently in water and then add to saucepan.
  • Add water, sliced lemon and tartaric acid into the saucepan and then bring to the boil. Take off the heat and leave overnight, covered.
  • The next day, remove as much of the lemon and elderflower as possible using tongs and discard.
  • Add sugar to the mixture in the saucepan and stir over low heat to dissolve. Then bring to the boil and remove from heat immediately once it boils.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Strain using muslin cloth, pour into sterilised bottles and seal with lids.


Calories: 1868kcal | Carbohydrates: 478g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 469g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg