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Anyone know where I can get elderflowers or elderflower cordial in San Diego?

Indirect Heat Jun 24, 2010 10:24 AM

I just found these recipes: http://www.nordljus.co.uk/en/early-summer-bounties and http://www.waitrose.com/recipe/Classi... and I need a source of either whole elderflowers or elderflower cordial.

Thanks in advance.

  1. j
    jweg Jun 24, 2010 08:09 PM

    Obviously the elderflower cordial is very popular in the UK since the recipes are from English sources. I brought some home last time I was over there...it's fantastic mixed with sparkling water. I like the brand Belvoir. The only source I've found is on-line www.britishdelights.com/belvoir.asp but I've never looked for it at IKEA.

    Isn't there a british food store on Lomas Santa Fe near the 5 in Solana Beach?

    As far as whole elderflowers....never seen them here.

    1. j
      jennywenny Jun 24, 2010 12:42 PM

      Love elderflowers! There may even be some out and about for foraging! The last time I saw elderflower cordial was in IKEA

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      1. re: jennywenny
        Indirect Heat Jun 24, 2010 02:09 PM

        OOooo... if you see any, please let me know. I'm not above plucking a handful of flowers off a neighborhood tree...

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        tanzbodeli Jun 24, 2010 10:33 AM

        I'm not sure if/how elderflower cordial is different from elderflower liqueur, but St. Germain (which is the liqueur) shouldn't be too hard to find any any well stocked liquor store. I know I've seen it at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido.

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        1. re: tanzbodeli
          Katherine H Jun 24, 2010 11:09 AM

          I've also seen Thatcher's elderflower liqueur at BevMo. It's cheaper than St. Germain, but I haven't tried it.

          1. re: tanzbodeli
            Indirect Heat Jun 24, 2010 11:28 AM

            The elderflower cordial they ask for in this recipe has no alcohol in it. It's a mix of elderflowers, water, lemon juice, lemon zest and citric acid, boiled and strained to extract the flavour.

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