Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

Inspired by Elderflower foraging season, its time to share our secret recipe to make your own Elderflower Cordial at home.

Each  bottle of our classic Shortcross gin is distilled with  elderflowers and elderberries, foraged here at Rademon Estate Distillery.

The elderflower cordial is one of the main ingredients in the Shortcross Elderflower Collins recipe, follow the recipe here.

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  • 20 - elderflower umbels
  • 4 - lemons (juice & zest)
  • 1 litre - water
  • 1 kg - sugar


  • Add elderflower to a 1 litre container. Add the lemon juice and zest to the flowers.
  • In a separate pot, bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Pour the hot syrup over the elderflowers and lemon. Stir well.
  • Cover the container and leave the mixture at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.
  • Strain the elderflower syrup through a sieve or colander lined with cheesecloth or butter muslin.