Elderflower cordial - the taste, and smell, of summer
Our sense of smell is responsible for about 80% of what we taste, so it's not really that big a leap from essential oils to cordials, and it gives me the excuse to share with you my age old, and repeatedly tested, elderflower cordial recipe.
The taste of elderflower cordial on a sunny day is very special and well worth the very small effort of making this delicious cordial yourself. So here's how...
20 heads of elderflower
2 small lemons
3 lb caster sugar
2oz citric acid
2 1/2 pints water
Warm the sugar in the oven. Pour over the boiling water, stir, and leave to cool.
Add all the other ingredients. leave for 5 days, stirring occasionally. Strain through
a muslin cloth, and dilute to drink.