A beautiful summer drink to be diluted with water, so it will last. Tall glass, diluted cordial, sprig of mint and ice cubes, Mmmmmmmmm
20 Elderflower heads
Juice of 6 lemons
1.2ltr (2.5 pints) Boiling water
In a large bowl (I used a bucket) put the elder flowers squeeze the juice of all the lemons, add the grated rind if you like. I added the rind it gives a lovely zing. Mix in the sugar.
Pour over the boiling water, stir till the sugar has dissolved. Skim of scum if needs be, and cover with a clean cloth.
Stir the mixture twice a day for five days.
Strain the mixture through a muslin cloth, (be careful not to spill it as its very sticky), into sterilised bottles and refrigerate. You can freeze it in plastic bottles too.
Dilute with water, add ice cubes a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint. Enjoy, on hot summer days there is nothing quite like it to quench the thirst!