Lavender Cordial

The real lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has been one of my favourite flowering plants in the garden ever since. It is ideal as a bee pasture, looks beautiful, is easy to care for and is an important useful plant in our garden. I put the flowers in self-sewn, colourful cloth bags in the wardrobe to ward off moths, use the oil in the floor cleaning water, which creates a lovely room fragrance, or enjoy the lavender flowers as a refreshing drink in a glass of mineral water.

Duration: 30 minutes (plus 24 hrs extra to soak through)

Amount: Makes 1 litre cordial


1 litre of water

660 grams of raw cane sugar

1 lemon, sliced

1 lemon, juice

2 handfuls of lavender flowers, fresh


1. Boil the water together with the raw cane sugar in a saucepan and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.

2. Put the lavender flowers, lemon wedges and lemon juice in a saucepan and pour the lukewarm sugar stock over them.

3. Cover and let it macerate for about 24 hours.

4. Bring everything to a boil the next day.

5. Pour off the brew through a fine sieve, fill it hot into sterilised bottles and close immediately.

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