This cordial is perfect as a mixer with water, sparkling water, in cocktails or as a fruity salad dressing.

Makes about 500 ml

Ingredients
500g elderberries
300ml water
300g sugar
60ml lemon juice

Method

Put the elderberries, water and sugar into a pan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once boiling, turn down the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes until the berries have popped open and the liquid has reduced down to a syrup. Stir in the lemon juice.

Remove from the heat and strain through muslin. Pour into sterilised bottles and store in the fridge for up to 6 months.