Belvoir Fruit Farms is encouraging the nation to raise a very cordial glass to Her Majesty the Queen on her 90th birthday with a limited edition of their original Elderflower Cordial, resplendent with a union jack and a birthday message on the label.
The Leicestershire based, family-run business has been making its award winning Elderflower Cordial for over 30 years. Hand made at Belvoir using only natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives, additives or sweeteners, Belvoir invites the local community to help pick the fresh elderflowers that they need to make each year’s vintage from their own plantations and the hedgerows growing wild in the country. Long recognised as the flower that heralds the beginning of summer, what better way to toast our own Flower of England than with a cool, refreshing glass of Cordial made from English Elderflowers?
If you’d prefer to raise a more alcoholic glass to honour the Queen, then Belvoir has come up with a rather spiffing punch to share with friends and family – ‘Give Peach a Chance’ – the recipe for which is on the back label of the limited edition bottles.
BELVOIR’S GIVE PEACH A CHANCE
Recipe: (makes enough for four)
120ml Belvoir Elderflower Cordial
70ml Peach Liqueur
Chopped summer fruit
Top with Belvoir Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
Method: Pour the ingredients into a punch bowl over ice cubes, mix with a spoon and top off with the lemonade
Glassware: Bevelled half pint glass
Garnish: Mint Sprig, little British flag
The limited edition Belvoir Union Jack bottles are available from 6 April to 26 June in most major supermarkets for around £3.00 per 50cl bottle or from www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk