Elderflower Cordial (By Bob Biggs)


Equipment: Good sized clean (sterile) bucket, and spoon (plastic or wooden).


  • 4 Oranges & 2 Lemons,
  • 3lb Sugar,
  • 2oz Tartaric,
  • 1 Cambden tablet (available from chemists or Brewing supplies)
  • Minimum 25 good sized ELDERFLOWER HEADS.
  • 3 Pints of Boiling water.


  • Place (cleaned) Elderflower Heads into bucket, along with Sugar, Chopped Oranges & lemons, Tataric acid and cover with the Boiling water.
  • Add Cambden tablet (to stop any fermentation).
  • Stir gently cover and leave for 48 hours.
  • Strain and bottle liquid into Stong bottles and place in fridge.
  • When required, place sample into a glass & dilute to taste.

I have made this many times, the hardest part is picking the flowers heads!

Original recipe calls for a minimum of 25 Flower heads, I tend to double it.