Glasses and bottle of elderflower cordial on a silver tray

Cordial recipes

9 Recipes

Cool down this summer with a fruity homemade cordial, including elderflower, raspberry and rhubarb. These flavoured syrups make wonderfully refreshing drinks.

Homemade elderflower cordial


(51 ratings)

Fragrant and refreshing, springtime elderflower cordial is easy to make. Mix with sparkling water to create elderflower pressé, or add to wine, prosecco or champagne to start a party in style
  • 24 hours
  • Easy

Raspberry cordial


(8 ratings)

Preserve the flavours of a batch of raspberries in this refreshing concentrated drink - delicious with soda on ice
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb cordial


(16 ratings)

A refreshing cordial that takes 10 minutes to prep. Use up a glut of fresh rhubarb and make the most of summer
  • 22 mins
  • Easy

Blackcurrant cordial


(9 ratings)

This easy recipe is a great way to use up a pick-your-own glut of blackcurrants and makes a refreshing summer drink
  • 16 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rosehip cordial


(1 rating)

The perfect pick-me-up for colds and flu, simply dilute with hot water and honey. Or add water, fizzy water or lemonade for a refreshing drink
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Carrot lemonade


(1 rating)

A simple, sweet cordial you can make from leftover carrots. Don’t throw the grated carrots away after steeping - bake up a delicious carrot cake...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Blackcurrant & lemon verbena shrub


(0 ratings)

A shrub is a fruit syrup preserved with vinegar to capture the flavours of the fresh fruit. Shrubs are packed with probiotics, which are great for digestion
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
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