For 1 litre
4-5 dl caster sugar
1 litre of water
1 ml ascorbic acid – also known as vitamin C powder.
20 bunches of elderflowers
Shake the elderflowers well and help any insects find their way to a new home. Then rinse the flowers under lukewarm water. Pinch the stems and keep only the flower clusters.
Boil water in a saucepan and stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Add and stir in the ascorbic acid. Put the elderflowers in a saucepan and place sliced lemon on top. Pour the hot sugar water over the flowers. Cover with a lid and leave to cool for 1-2 days. (If you use cool water, it needs to stand for 3 days).
Strain the juice through a fine strainer and pour into a glass bottle. Store your elderflower cordial in the fridge.
Serve the juice by mixing it with just enough water.