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Lilac Cordial

Course: Cordial
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 45 servings
Calories: 74kcal
Author: The Greedy Vegan
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  • 40 g clean lilac flowers about 8 flowerheads
  • 1 1/2 l water
  • 1 kg coconut sugar or sugar of your preference
  • 1 lemon the juice of it
  • 5 tsp citric acid


  • Pour the sugar and the water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Be careful with it; hot sugar water is dangerous since the boiling point is a lot higher than water.

  • Once the sugar as fully dissolved take the pot off the hot plate, add the citric acid and let it cool down just a little bit while you assemble your other ingredients. It is important because the liquid is so hot at this stage that it could crack your jars.

  • Add the cleaned petals and juice of one lemon to a big jar or split it among smaller jars.

  • Pour the hot sugary water over your flowers and seal the jars immediately. Store in a dark and cool place for 5-7 days, gently shake the mixture every day.

  • After 5-7 days, strain the liquid through a mesh sieve and discard the flowers. Store the liquid in clean bottles or freeze it in an appropriate container.


To enjoy this lovely drink, add 3tbsp cordial to 300ml (1 1/4 cups) of water. If you prefer it sweeter, you can add more. The recipe is enough for around 45 glasses.
Freeze the cordial in ice cube trays and store the cubes in a container for easy portioning.


Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 2mg