Elderflower Cordial Concentrate Recipe
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Elderflower Cordial Concentrate


Acclaimed since medieval times for their medicinal properties, elderberry flowers can be steeped with lemon juice, sugar, and citric acid to make a refreshing juice concentrate.


  • 24 elderberry flower heads
  • 4 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 quarts boiling water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces citric acid powder


  1. Combine the elderflower heads, sugar, lemon juice, and citric acid in a large acid-proof container. Pour the boiling water over the ingredients and let steep for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain the liquid by pouring it through muslin into a large bowl. Ladle into bottles and refrigerate, or pour into freezer containers and freeze.

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