Summer holidays = Elderflower Cordial
It's festival time, Wimbledon and #heatwave* - it's properly summer.
Here is a fave summer recipe, and helps keeps the kids busy too!
Get: 20 heads of Elderflowers (come on kids!), 1.5kg of sugar, 2tsp of citric acid (we used tartaric, it worked); 1 sliced lemon, 1.2L of boiling water (adults, or adult supervision). Mix them all together in a big bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Remove any residue off the top. Cover with a tea towel or pillowcase, and leave overnight, stirring occasionally. Strain and bottle. It is ready to drink - diluted**. We found ours a little sweet, so will try a little less sugar next time.
Serving suggestion: Make a virgin Pimm's by adding ice, strawberries, lemon, apple, mint etc with still or sparkling water.
Also goes very well with a G&T. But that's less child/driver friendly.
Serve in? Take it with you in your Ecoffee cup.
*Heatwave? But is it? I'm Aussie. A heatwave is 40-degrees for a week, right? I've been here long enough though that Scotland's 20 degrees is somehow hotter.
** With thanks to the wonderful recipe book: Andy Hamilton's Booze for Free