After a lovely day of Wildcrafting we had collected: Elder Flower, Coltsfoot, Yarrow, and Mullein. We combined our bounty with some lovely offerings from Susan Leopold’s garden; sage, hyssop, and thyme and made an upper respiratory syrup.
Nature’s apothecary offers abundant Elder blooming in June. The Elder Blossoms are used for upper respiratory anticatarrhal (clearing of excess). Our desire to capture these delicate sweet little blooms motivated our wild-crafting day and inspired this delicious cordial:
Fleur d’Elder Cordial
1 quart Elder Flowers
1 Lemon Rind
3 cups Lemon Schnapps (21% alcohol)