What can I use instead of elderflower cordial?
Fruit Liqueurs Replace elderflower cordial with an equal amount of a fruit liqueur such as black current liqueur or apple liqueur. These mimic the fruity flavors in elderflower cordial. Black current liqueur and apple liqueur are often more readily available in liquor stores than elderflower cordial.
Does elderflower cordial make you pee more?
Elderflower is used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. It is also used to increase urine production (as a diuretic), to increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding.
What is the difference between elderflower cordial and syrup?
She said that “The term elderflower cordial and elderflower syrup are interchangeable and are typically used to describe the same thing: a sweetened elderflower extract.” Elderflower syrup and elderflower cordial are made with elderflowers infused in a simple syrup with fresh lemon zest.
Does elderflower smell like pee?
Smell. One of the most distinctive things about elderflowers is the smell: floral, creamy and ‘Summery’. Elderflowers should not smell like wee, musty or damp.
Does elderflower cordial have any health benefits?
Elderflower has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and may also alleviate allergies and boost the immune system. Topically, elderflower might reduce pain and swelling in joints caused by some forms of arthritis. It can be used, for its antiseptic properties, as a mouthwash and gargle.
Can elderflower cordial make you ill?
Elderflower is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used in excessive amounts. Some parts of the elder tree contain a cyanide-producing chemical which can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
What is elderflower cordial good for?
The most common uses are for colds and flu, sinus infections and other respiratory disturbances. As a supplement, elderflower also has diuretic and laxative properties, and is helpful in relieving constipation.
What does elderflower cordial taste like?
What does elderflower taste like? It’s subtle, a little bit like pear, more of a perfume than a taste. Cordials and liqueurs have a reputation for sweetness, to preserve the fruit. Elderflower is therefore used in small proportions of any recipe.