Elder blossom cordial !

This is a wonderful refreshing cordial and in season as I write this in May/June. It grows in hedgerows throughout the UK and Europe. It’s strong sweet scent is unmistakable. Collect 10 big bunches of the flower heads without the long stalks. Put them into a bowl or a milk container. Add 1 lemon cut up squeezing some of the juice in already. Add one lb or half a kilo of caster sugar to the mixture. Then add one and a half pint’s of boiling water. Stir your brew. Leave it for 2 or 3 days. It can be ladled out when you need it and – dilute to taste or can be frozen in a plastic bottle making sure you don’t over fill it. I put a milk container volume in my fridge so that it can be used when I need it to refresh my family and friends on hot afternoons. You can add citric acid if you can obtain it from a chemist. Add a small quantity- it only needs a pinch or two. So enjoy! Summer is a coming in………It is wonderful served chilled.

Published by Poffley Education Resources

Christopher and Rebekka Poffley have been working as musicians, as performers and in education for many years. They have worked in schools and in the home education world. Here they share some of their experience and resources.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: