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Elderflower Cordial

15 large heads or umbels of elderflower
900g caster sugar
1 lemon
40g tartaric acid
500ml water

In a scrupulously clean pot, bring the water to a rapid boil. Slice
the lemon thinly, and place in a large bowl (Pyrex is best for
this, or glazed), along with the elderflower, sugar and tartaric
acid. Pour over the water as soon as it has boiled, and stir until
the sugar has dissolved. Leave the bowl to cool down, then cover
it and place somewhere shady and cool for four days.

Using a well-cleaned spoon, taste to ascertain whether it requires
further steeping. At the most, another day should be quite sufficient.
Strain the cordial through a steel or plastic sieve that is generously
lined with muslin, and pour into very clean bottles. Store in a
quiet, dark place. Drinking can take place immediately, accompanied
by the likes of vodka, vermouth and gentle lemonade, though the
cordial can sit for quite some time, if given a chance.

Makes 1 litre

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
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let down or not!, June 17, 2006 - 08:37 AM
Reviewer: john from macclesfield,uk
Can someone tel me if this recipe when made is to drink as it is or as a let down drink to dilute?

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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
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Teacher praise, June 18, 2004 - 04:36 AM
Reviewer: joni williams from Wales
The cordial was tested by many of my colleagues. From a number of recipes this one came consistantly top in our taste challnange. The cordial is syrupy in nature with a good viscosity. It's flavour is refreshing but not too strong or sweet. A good one!!!!

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
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Elderflower cordial, June 29, 2006 - 01:17 AM
Reviewer: Cheryl from England
How long will this keep for ? you do not say. Also you use Tataric acid other recipes use Citric acid, whats the difference.

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