Elderflower Cordial Recipe

This is an elderflower cordial recipe that makes 1 gallon.

A great way of using up any spare elderflowers after you have made your wine. It is a very simple process that will really surprise you (in a good way).

This elderflower cordial recipe is designed to be used with the equipment in our Cordial Starter Kit.

You will need to bottle the finished cordial, using either Glass BottlesCorks and Corker or using Plastic Bottles.


1.5L (2 3/4 pints) Water

2.5 Kg Sugar

2 Lemons

20 Elderflower Heads

85g Citric Acid


Put 1 pint of Boiling water in the bucket, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved add the Citric Acid.

Grate the lemon into the bucket, add the peel then slice and add the lemon.

Wash the elderflower heads making sure to remove any bugs or dirt. Add them to the bucket and loosely place the lid

Leave to stand for 12 hours.

Use the straining bag and the funnel to pour the cordial into the sterilised bottles. (screw top wine or swing top beer bottles are perfect)

Store the Bottles in a cool, dark place.