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Cordial recipes

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

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  • Homemade elderflower cordial

    Homemade elderflower cordial

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.61 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

  • Raspberry cordial

    Raspberry cordial

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Elderberry syrup in a bottle with some picked elderberries alongside

    Elderberry syrup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make a batch of Vitamin C-rich elderberry syrup to use as a cordial or dessert syrup. You could also try it as a wild cassis in cocktails

  • Rhubarb cordial

    Rhubarb cordial

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.21 ratings

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

  • Blackcurrant cordial

    Blackcurrant cordial

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Rosehip cordial

    Rosehip cordial

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Elderflower, lemon & vanilla cordial

    Elderflower, lemon & vanilla cordial

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    A refreshing floral concentrate to dilute with water as a drink or use in creamy light desserts like fools and syllabubs

  • Gooseberry & mint lemonade

    Gooseberry & mint lemonade

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make your own concentrated fruit cordial to serve with sparkling water over lots of ice

  • Carrot lemonade

    Carrot lemonade

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Blackcurrant & lemon verbena shrub

    Blackcurrant & lemon verbena shrub

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

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