Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

Inspired by Elderflower foraging season, we have created our perfect recipe to create your own Elderflower Cordial from home!


Create the perfect Shortcross Elderflower Collins here.


  • 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.