Wild Summer flower cordial and Pine needle cordial

Andy Hamilton

Brewer, forager, broadcaster, spaceman occasional liar

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6 Responses

  1. That’s a lot of love Emma, thank you!

  2. Steve Phillips says:

    Hi Andy,

    I have just made some Pine Needle cordial and am checking up on the bottling stage. Can you confirm if the pine needles get removed first, only there is no mention of any straining before bottling?

  3. Joolz Webb says:

    Great ideas for cordials – thanks. I once had a glass of Rosebay Willowherb champagne similar to Elderflower but using the pink Rosebay flowers instead. I didnt get the exact recipe, do you have any suggestions regarding quantity of flowers to use? Or do I just do like for like?

    • Andy Hamilton says:

      It’s easy to get a bit too bothered about exact recipes, I’d use like for like and it will be fine. You could even use a bit more if you can get hold of enough flowers.

  1. July 11, 2016

    […] Needle cordial is incredibly simple to make – the recipe can be found here on Andy Hamilton’s web site; it is taken from his excellent book – Booze for […]

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