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Elderflower Cordial

A sweet, tart and floral Elderflower Cordial recipe bursting with fresh flavor. This cordial recipe is super easy to make and versatile in its uses.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Resting Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: European
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Kristen Wood



  • ½ cup honey we like to use raw, unfiltered
  • 2 cups boiling water heat on stovetop or water kettle, etc.
  • 1 fresh lemon sliced
  • 2 tablespoons citric acid
  • 10 medium fresh elderflowers heads make sure the stems aren't attached as they are toxic!


  • In a large pot or mixing bowl add the honey and boiling water. Stir until the honey dissolves.
  • Add lemon slices, citric acid and elderflower heads. Give a good stir and then cover.
  • Let it sit for at least 4 hours (or up to 2 days).
  • Strain the cordial and let it cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge for up to two months.



Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg