Carmel Berry Elderflower Cordial
Elderflowers have a delicate, subtly floral bouquet. Traditional cultures use elderflowers to address respiratory, viral, and skin infections, believing the blossoms to be both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, when taken as a tea or applied as a topical salve.
To make this Elderflower Cordial, Carmel Berry heads to the hills of Carmel Valley, in the springtime, to pick the flowers in the warmth of the day when their flavor peaks. Then they create a simple syrup infusion of elderflowers and fresh lemons. The resulting Elderflower Cordial is refreshing and inviting.