So this little witch mama made some homemade elderflower cordial ready for the summer I’m lucky enough to have a beautiful elder tree in amazing woodland garden 🪵🌳☀️
This is so refreshing this time of year mixed ice and even a little fizz! The best time to pick elderflowers is end of may but even through to mid June pick them on days that are sunny but not too hot! pick the freshest looking ones full of white flowers, I personally bulk make it and store it in the freezer for longer use.
For the ingredients you will need
Elderflower heads between 20-30
2 orange and 2 lemons (optional) to your tasting
Citric acid although this can be used without depending on if you want to preserve the cordial for longer.
This cordial will make around 3/4 litres
1.5kg of granulated sugar or caster sugar
1.5 litres of boiling water
Citric acid 85g this a natural preservative and will give it a slightly sour flavour and will last up to 6 weeks without the citric acid, or upto 6 months stored in the fridge.
Start by adding the sugar in a large pan add the boiling water and stir well and a little Witchy tip to stir clockwise to summon your intentions and anti clockwise to let go of any negative energy!
Peel and remove the zest from one orange and one lemon and place in the pan
Slice the remaining into the pan and giving a good stir!
Leave covered 24-48 hours
Sieve and strain through with a muslin or a tea towel into sterilised bottles and store in the fridge.
To serve, dilute to acquired taste, you can use this syrup on fruit salad or even in trifle or my fav add a little rosehip and sparkling water for a amazing summer drink! 💎💕🍓
WITCHY TIP you should start foraging your elderflowers around end of may and you can freeze them for when you are ready and wish to use them! 🌸
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