Gorse Flower Cordial

Gorse Flower Cordial


  • 1 pint Gorse Flowers
  • 2 lb 8oz Sugar
  • 2 & 1/2 pints water
  • 1 Lemon, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons Citric Acid


  • Straining bag


As with flower wines, pick your flowers on a sunny day to maximise the scent & flavour. This is a delicate cordial, so failing the sunshine you could add another 1/2 pint of flowers  – if your finger ends can stick it!

How to

Gorse can be a bit of a literal pain to pick – I’d advise a nice still day – if you aren’t feeling brave, wear gloves.

Put ingredients into a sterilised bucket.

Boil the water.

Pour the water over the ingredients & stir to dissolve the Sugar.

Leave for 24 hours.

Strain & bottle.

Dilute to taste.

Keep for up to 3 weeks.

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