We never get tired of the classic elderflower cordial – but how about adding an extra taste of fresh strawberries to the cordial, that tastes divine. Elderflowers and strawberries is a classic summer combination, and the strawberries give the cordial an extra freshness and sweetness as well as an incredibly beautiful color. Classics are good, but it’s also fun to try new variants – so go ahead with this delicious recipe:
Elderflower cordial with strawberries
40 elderflower heads
3 organic lemons
300 gram of strawberries
Some fresh lemon balm leaves
40 gram of citric acid
1 kg organic cane sugar
1 ½ liters of boiling Water
Inspect the elderflower heads for insects, cut the flowers of the stems and place them in a large pan or bowl. Wash and slice the lemons and place them in the pot on top of the elderflower heads. Rinse the strawberries and remove the green stem. Cut the strawberries into smaller pieces and place in the bowl. Add some lemon balm leaves and pour the citric acid and sugar over. Finally pour the boiling water over the mix and stir. Cover with a cloth or lid and leave in a cool place for 2 days. Stir the bowl occasionally (once a day). Pour the liquid through a clean cloth and afterwards into suitable bottles.
We bottle some of the cordial in glass bottles and some we freeze in plastic bottles. Remember not to fill the plastic bottles completely before putting them in the freezer. You can keep the cordial in the refrigerator for about 14 days.