Elderflower cordial is made from the prettiest, most delicate of hedgerow flowers, which is also the subject of a huge amount of romantic folklore, and as such it deserves elegant presentation. It’s an ancient drink undergoing a modern revival, so swing top bottles for elderflower cordial perfectly represent that facet of its character. This drink can easily be made at home and co-ordinates so well with a number of other flavours – cucumber, orange, thyme or pomegranate, for example, so it’s really easy to come up with something original and special.
Wares of Knutsford’s bottles for elderflower cordial
The swing top bottle range at Wares of Knutsford includes a variety of styles. Apart from the standard straight sided, sloped shoulder form there churn style bottles, curvy sided Sorrento and Capri bottles, a Growler bottle, a handled bottle, square based versions and faceted bottles. There are swing topped bottles in clear, amber and candy coloured glass and sizes ranging from miniature 70ml up to one litre bottles. In effect, all bases are covered!
Decorating bottles for elderflower cordial
Elderflower cordial bottles look beautiful with their delicate, greeny yellow liquid – or even pink versions made with raspberries or strawberries and of course less tends to be more. However if you are giving away your home made cordial as a gift or producing it commercially, it’s worth putting some effort into the presentation. For a start, labelling is essential and on a commercial basis is a legal requirement and flowery and feminine is an ideal theme for this kind of delicate drink. You don’t need to be restricted to a sticky label – although Wares of Knutsford does offer a lovely variety of these. Consider instead tying a tag around the neck of the bottle with brown string, which makes it easy for people to re-use them afterwards. Add a sprig of fresh elderflower or some beads to the tie for a really pretty, romantic effect and to differentiate the real, home made efforts from shop bought versions.
Alternatively, use a glass pen to write label details directly onto the bottle for a very simple finish.
Make the gift look more substantial by including a couple of classic Picardie glasses for serving, with some twine wrapped around the bottle to hold a couple of straws. Customers buying the cordial might appreciate some recipes showing how they could use it in cooking or serving suggestions.