British elderflower season generally starts early May and end towards the end of June. Elderflowers are buttery in colour and grow in clusters in hedgerows. A staple of British summer time, elderflower cordial is a very versatile ingredient and can be used for a variety of cakes, jellies, drinks and puddings. Normally made with a huge amount of refined sugar, we’ve made ours with honey instead for a healthier version! It’s important to make your cordial within two hours of picking your flowers while the flowers are fresh.