[Sca-cooks] elderflowers

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 03:26:55 PDT 2008

Yes, the cordial has a definite flavor of the various flowers, particularly
the rose and lavender.  It has a lovely floral fragrance and taste, and none
of the edge that especially cheap scotches have.  To be honest, I really
don't like any liquor straight...even Bourbon, which is my favorite form of
alcohol.  I'm a real "wuss" in that department.  I know that single malt
scotches are supposed to be heavenly, but I can't even handle those.  So I
was a bit nervous about tasting this stuff...but after being urged to do so
by those who assured me that it had lost that hard edge, I did try it (Yeah,
I know...I shouldn't be passing stuff out that I haven't tasted
myself)...and it was very good.  The flowers definitely added a great deal
to it...richer than it would have been with white brandy, vodka or grain,
but not overpoweringly scotch.


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 1:08 AM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>

> Kiri commented:
> <<< And I've made a wonderful cordial using scotch, elderflowers, rose
> hips,
> lavender and pot marigold.  I don't have a period recipe for it, but it's
> wonderful stuff.>>>
> One of the problems I have with Scotch and similar beverages is their
> rather strong taste.  Can you really taste any of these other ingredients if
> you make such a cordial using Scotch as the base?
> Thanks,
>  Stefan
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