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Make a batch of our essential elderflower cordial for a variety of light, summery, quintessentially British drinks.
Pick your elderflower heads away from busy roads and choose young, firm creamy blooms – shake well to get rid of any bugs. Once you get them home, remove any leaves and woody stalks. This cordial will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Elderflower cordial is refreshing with sparkling water, ice and a slice of lemon. If serving it at
a party, you could garnish with an elderflower leaf, too. I like adding a piece of peeled fresh ginger and knocking it about with a cocktail stirrer to release a gentle, peppery kick. For a tempting aperitif, top up a splash of cordial with dry sparkling wine to make a floral version of Kir Royale. In the kitchen, add the cordial to fruit fools and mousses, jellies and jams.
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does anyone know if this can be frozen? or is there a method which will make the cordial last longer?
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