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British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Well our coppiced elder is flowering like crazy

Elder tree by English Countrylife, on Flickr

The flowers are just opened

Elder flower by English Countrylife, on Flickr

So this weekend was elderflower cordial time

Elderflower cordial by English Countrylife, on Flickr

Made some borage ice cubes too

Borage ice cubes by English Countrylife, on Flickr

Added some 2017 gooseberry vodka because..well.... gooseberry and elderflower work!

And we have home grown cocktails

Gooseberry and elderflower cocktail by English Countrylife, on Flickr
 

Woody girl

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Oooh loverly stuff.
Struggling to find any this year, local council got a bit enthusiastic with the chainsaws over the winter, and I'm having to go further afield this year.
I'm off on an elderflower hunt tomorrow, I have roped in a pal to drive to a good spot, and the lemons are bought ready, bottles are clean and waiting.
Meanwhile made lime cordial with a job lot of "sell by date" limes. Jolly nice with some fizzy soda.
I must do some borage cubes to go with the lime cordial. Thanks for the reminder.
 
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British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Most of these cordials work well with fizzy water. They also combine well with fruit flavour spirits I find. Damson vodka & lemonade is our Pimms equivalent
 

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