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Homemade Elderflower Cordial is a refreshing summer drink that is super easy to make! Cut the sugar with this great homemade version.



Total time

25 minutes




  • 4 cups water
  • 400 grams sugar
  • 200 grams brown sugar
  • 20 grams Citric Acid
  • 1 handful of mint or Lemon Balm
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 15 elderberry flowers


  1. Pour water in a pot, add sugars and citric acid, and bring to a boil. Mix well and let all the sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool down.
  2. Add mint leaves, slices of one lemon and the elderberry flowers - remove as much stem as you can and only use the florets. Mix in, then cover the pot with a cheese cloth or a thin kitchen towel, and let infuse for about a day.
  3. Strain the syrup and pour it in a bottle. Will keep refrigerated for about a month.
  4. View the recipe instructions at Vibrant Plates

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