ELDER FLOWER CORDIAL ( Sambucus nigra) popular summer drink
The common Elder tree was used for a multitude of medicinal purposes and linked with superstition. The flowers can be made into this Cordial which has become very popular in recent years. The flowers can be made into wine and the berries also produce a country wine.
ELDER FLOWER CORDIAL
2 1/2LB SUGAR
3 Pints WATER
2 OZ CITRIC ACID
20 LARGE ELDER FLOWER HEADS
2 LEMONS CHOPPED
2 ORANGES CHOPPED
Make a syrup by dissolving the sugar into the water in pan and simmer for 5 minutes
Pour into a deep bowl and add the ciic acid stirring to dissolve.
Put the remaining ingredients and leave 4 days in a cool place stirring each morning and evening.
strain into sterilsed bottles and store in a dark cold dry place.