Glasses and bottle of elderflower cordial on a silver tray

Cordial recipes

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

60 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
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21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegan
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
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