We are delighted to welcome one of our newest brands, Kilner, to Houseology.com. Not only do they have beautiful glassware and drinks dispensers, but lots of delicious summer recipes and drinks ideas too!
Whether you are looking for an alcoholic tipple or a refreshing drink for all the family, Kilner has come up trumps with summer recipes for everyone! Why not give them a whirl and share your summery snaps wi th us via our Instagram page TheHouseologists!
Makes 350ml syrup
300g caster sugar
1.5 lemons (sliced)
1 orange (sliced)
Ice and fresh mint to serve
1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and pour over 350ml cold water.
2. Bring to the boil, stirring often, then leave to cool.
3. Pour the mix through a sieve, pressing down with a spoon to extract all the juices. The syrup can now be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.
4. To serve, pour a little syrup into a glass and top up with sparkling or still water, ice and mint.
750ml of vodka
- 1. Gather the rhubarb stems, removing the poisonous leaves and any discoloured parts. Chop into 3cm pieces and put into a Kilner jar with the sugar and vodka. Seal the jar, shake well and leave for at least three or four weeks.
- 2. Strain the mix into a bottle through muslin and place in a cool dark place for three months. The discarded rhubarb can be eaten, and works well in a boozy rhubarb fool.
Recipe by Andy Hamilton, Booze for Free.
1.5kg granulated or caster sugar
1.5 unwaxed lemons
15 fresh elderflower heads (washed, with stalks trimmed)
40g citric acid
- 1. Place the sugar and water in a large saucepan on a low heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, stirring when necessary.
- 2. Roughly trim the zest from the lemons and then cut the lemons into thick slices and set aside.
- 3. Bring your pan to the boil once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture becomes syrup-like, and then turn off the heat.
- 4. Add the elderflower heads to the syrup mixture, followed by the lemon slices, lemon zest and citric acid. Stir well and allow the mixture to infuse for 24 hours in a covered pan.
- 5. Use a colander lined with a clean tea towel to sieve the cordial. Now you simply need to fill up your bottles or drinks dispenser. Make sure they're sterilised properly and use a funnel and a ladle to fill your Kilner bottles. Your elderflower cordial will last up to 6 weeks in the fridge!