Elderflower Syrup

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I think probably everyone has a family or friends recipe for Elderflower syrup (or if your super retro cordial). This is mine. It makes a lovely thick syrup which isn’t too sweet, but if you like it sweeter add half a lemon’s juice not a whole one.

What you'll need

18 Elderflower heads
1 Lemon
½ Cup Granulated Sugar
2 ½ Cups Water


Syrup Life

This recipe will keep in the fridge for a year.

Try it pink

You can also use pink elderflowers which will make a beautiful rich pink coloured syrup. I made some this year so I will try and photograph it soon so you can see what I mean.


  1. I’ve actually never heard of elderflower syrup before–but maybe it’s just not an American thing. It sounds really good though 🙂

  2. Adele says:

    Love that there’s not too much sugar in this recipe, it’s a must try for me as I love anything Elderflower! Beautifully staged photos Peony.
    Hugs xoxo

  3. Ira says:

    Love drinks with that syrup! We have it everywhre in Germany 😉


  4. I’m honestly in love with elderflower syrup. I’ll always pick cocktails that list it as an ingredient! Thanks very much for sharing your recipe!