Hawthorn Cordial

A pink cordial made with fresh flowers from the hawthorn bush.

Hawthorn Cordial

hawthorn cordial

Take 5 cups of flowers (snip off the green stems) and put them in bowl, picking them over for any stray bugs.

Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 2 cups of water over a low heat and then increase the heat and boil for three minutes. Pour this over the flowers, give it a good stir and then return to the saucepan. Bring back to the boil and then take off the heat and add the juice of a large lemon or 2 limes.

Leave your cordial to cool and then pour through a sieve into a sterilised bottle.

This should keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge. Dilute it with water or soda water.