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Elderflower Cordial

Created by: Growhampton Team

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We’re not sure there is anything easier to make than cordial. This elderflower cordial recipe has been with the Growhampton team for over 4 years, and we have served this up at many a social event.

A good rule to remember is to have 1-part water to 1-part sugar if you want to change the volume of cordial and 10 flower heads per 500ml.

We would recommend using organic lemons if you can, as we usually put the whole lemon in, skin and all. If not, you can squeeze out the juice and pour this in.

The lemon juice acts as a preservative, which will give your cordial a long shelf life.

Just remember to use clean and sterilised bottles/containers.

You can keep your unopened cordial in a cool place for about a year. 



  • 900ml Water
  • 1kg Sugar
  • 2 Lemons, sliced
  • Approx. 20 elderflower heads



Heat up water and sugar until the sugar is all melted. Then add your elderflower and sliced lemon.

Feel free to give the lemon a bit of a squeeze before putting them in. Leave overnight

The next day sieve or use a muslin cloth to strain the liquid and pour into sterilised bottles.

There you have it, delicious elderflower cordial to serve with sparkling water, gin or prosecco.