|2012 Vintage in production|
The recipe is below if you wish to try it out.
Do not expect to buy Citric Acid in a pharmacy without an inquisition as, apparently, it is used by cocaine addicts (not to make elderflower cordial). If yo want ot spice it up a little you can add some ginger at the end of the process.
Recipe by Margaret Lloyd
Ingredients for Syrup
2.5 pints boiling water
2 lemons, finely chopped
2oz Citric Acid
Sterilize all equipment before use
Pick 25 heads of Elderflower –full and fresh.
(Traditionally with dew on)
Steep the Elderflower heads in the syrup for two days
Strain and bottle
Makes almost four pints (or 5 x 500ml bottles)
Can be frozen
Dilute to taste – particularly good with sparkling water