Rosebay Willow Herb Cordial

Make the delicious Rosebay Willow Herb cordial featured on Escape to the Farm.


  • Put several handfuls of rosebay willow herb flowers into a heat proof bowl.
  • Cover with about 500ml of freshly boiled water.
  • Leave to infuse for at least 10 mins but up to overnight.
  • Add the same volume of sugar as you have liquid to the bowl with infused flowers.
  • Give it a stir to start the sugar dissolving.
  • Pour the flower and sugar liquid into a pan and heat it to just below boiling point.
  • Next, when the sugar has fully dissolved, sieve the liquid through muslin.
  • Add the juice of 2 lemons to the liquid, you may wish to add more to taste.
  • As you add the lemon juice, you’ll see it turn from a golden to a pink colour!

Enjoy the cordial with water, or something a little bit stronger.

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