When In London, Drink Elderflower Cordial

I have spent months of my life in London but until Sunday afternoon, had managed never to sip an Elderflower Cordial. That it was made by a new friend with flowers from an elder tree in his very own garden added immensely to its charm and my enjoyment...

I don't have my own urban garden, but it made me think of other summertime refreshments I've enjoyed from the gardens of others: lemonade from my friend Jane's lemon tree in Westwood; mint and rosemary tisanes from my friends' herb garden in Notting Hill.

Do you make summer refreshments from your own garden or someone else's?

Recipe: Elderflower cordial from BBC Food

Related: Herb Garden On A London Sidewalk

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com

Image: Mrs. Pao

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