Of all of the lovely things I’ve learned in Denmark, making hyldeblomst saft (elderflower cordial) is one of my favorites!
Elderflowers grow wild here, and in June, it’s common to harvest them and make a syrup, which can be mixed with water or soda for one of the most delicious drinks I’ve ever tasted. It’s even on café menus.
Everyone seems to have their own homemade elderflower cordial recipe, but this is how I was taught and since I couldn’t have identified an elderflower without my iPhone, I’m not exactly in a position to improvise ;-)
Straight out of Denmark, here’s my Danish elderflower cordial recipe…
2 organic lemons*
2T citric acid
2 kg raw cane sugar
Note: I’ve updated my original recipe so you do not need to juice and zest the lemons as shown in the second photo. For this recipe, just cut them into thin slices and lay them over the blossoms :)