Sweet Summer Medicine- Elderflower Cordial

Elderfleur Cordial

Fresh Elderflowers (to fill a jar 3/4 full- destemmed) or 1 c dried elderflowers
rind of 1/2 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup white cane sugar
1 tsp fennel seed
3 cloves
1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder
24 oz 50% alcohol (vodka)

Mix in a glass quart jar, cap  and brew for 2-3 weeks. 

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What to do with elder flower cordial?

  • Strain and serve over bubbly water, ice and a lemon twist.
  •  Over muddled strawberries
  • blended with crushed ice and strong mint and green tea
  • drizzle over peaches and cream
  • sip on the patio straight from a tiny fairy cup at twilight and sing to the faeries
  • spike your party lemonade


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