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Jun 24, 2010 10:24 AM

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

I just found these recipes: and and I need a source of either whole elderflowers or elderflower cordial.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. 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

      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

        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.

      2. 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

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

        2. 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's fantastic mixed with sparkling water. I like the brand Belvoir. The only source I've found is on-line 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.