Friday, 13 June 2014

Elderflower Cordial!

It's that time of year! The elderflower is blooming in abundance and I was determined to make some cordial from them this year (since I discovered how to identify them at last)

I used played fast and loose with the recipe from here:  

 The changes I made were: 
  • Added less sugar - 1kg instead of 2 (My pot wasn't big enough!)
  • Less citric acid - as a result of the less sugar, I added about 50g
  • Lemons AND Oranges! - I threw in the rind of an orange too. Bonus yum. 

And it has not disappointed at all. The kids keep asking for "Flower Juice" and we've gone through a bottle already. And it's such an easy recipe, you should hunt down some elderflowers and give it a try! 

Oh! and I made a label for it which you can download. :)

--Click here to download the .pdf of the elderflower cordial label!--

P.S. Here is the link to the post with the Blackcurrant labels. You know, just in case. :)


  1. I've got a batch of cordial on the go for the first time. It looks a little unappetising just now, but I'm sure it'll taste fab when I strain it! Thanks so much for the beautiful labels, hopefully I can persuade my printer to crank them out! xx

  2. The flowers can look a little sad towards the end if their sugar/lemon bath, but the taste is totally worth it!
    I'm glad to hear that you like and are able to make use of the labels ( printer willing!)

  3. Hi Holly,
    I have just bottled up a huge batch so i am delighted i have found your beautiful labels to finish them with! Thank so much for sharing! x

  4. Thanks for a lovely label! Was actually hunting for an elderberry cordial label, but will save this for next summer.


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