After making the Elderflower Cordial in my last post, I decided to use it to make a nice cool refreshing drink. I really enjoy making cordials, ice teas and mocktails over Summer and this one is no exception.
I used the second Elderflower Cordial recipe from my last post to make this, however you could also use bought elderflower cordial. I wouldn’t use the first Elderflower and Lemon Cordial recipe from my last post for this one, as the lemon flavour would be too dominant.
This recipe is also easily doubled if you have a crowd, and leftovers can be used to make ice blocks too.
Elderflower Strawberry & Rose Cordial
1L cloudy apple juice
125ml elderflower cordial
1.5 tbsp rosewater
2 handfuls frozen strawberries
fresh elderflowers to decorate, optional
In a jug with at least 2L capacity, stir together the apple juice, elderflower cordial, rosewater and frozen strawberries. Top up the jug with chilled water (and ice if desired). Sprinkle a few fresh elderflowers over the top, or save them to decorate each glass.
Once the strawberries begin to thaw the cordial will turn a pink colour. Store in the fridge, will keep for a 5-7 days.