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Elderflower Cordial Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Paul Martinson
Added: Monday, February 14, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
40 Elderberry Flower Clusters
3 sliced lemons
2 1/2 oz. citric acid
3-4 pounds sugar or honey
8 cups of spring water

Directions:
Directions:
Put the Elder Flower Clusters, the sliced lemons, and citric acid into a large bowl or stainless steel pot. Combine the water and sugar (honey) in a pan. Bring to a boil in order to dissolve the sugar. Pour the hot mixture over the flowers, stir, cover with a dish towel and let rest for 3-5 days. Strain the mixture and bottle the liquid in sterilized bottles. Store in a cool, dark place. Mix the cordial with water, sparkling water, tea or a light white wine. Serve with a lemon garnish.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 Cups
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1/2 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We first had this in Switzerland where it was made by Norwegians. The cordial tastes like summer freshness. The elder flowers (sambuca) have a bit of an autoimmune boosting kick.

 

 

 

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