If you're not keen on alcohol you might opt for elderflower cordial instead, but since this cordial has sugar you will need to make sure you are synning the drink.
Elderflower cordial has between 1 and 1.5 syns a serving making it a great low syn soft drink choice for outings or if you want to avoid drinking at social events.
Down below we will discuss why Elderflower cordial is so low in syns, other syn values of elderflower cordial, syn values of other popular cordial drinks and a recipe for making your healthy low sugar SW cordial.
Why Is Elderflower Cordial So Low In Syns?
At just 1-1.5 syns a serving, elderflower cordial is a great low syn drink choice, the drink remains low in syns since it's simply water, sugar and elderflower, most of the ingredients in this are calorie-free minus the sugar.
Still, we would recommend drinking cordial in moderation since it is very high in sugar, some cordials can have up to 12-15g of sugar for one 250ml glass. To save syns, you can find sugar free cordial which is sweetened with sweeteners instead.
Elderflower Cordial Syns
Most elderflower cordials have a similar syn value, but to keep you on track we've listed out some popular brands and their syn values down below.
Belvoir Farm Best of British Elderflower Cordial 500ml - 1 syn per 100ml.
Bottlegreen Hand-Picked Elderflower Cordial 500ml - 1 syn per 100ml.
Robinsons Pressed Pear & Elderflower Fruit Cordial 500ml - 1 syn per 100ml.
Bottle Green Sumptuous Pomegranate & Elderflower Cordial 500ml - 1 syn per 100ml.
Belvoir Farm Elderflower & Rose Cordial 500ml - 1 syn per 100ml.
Morrisons The Best Elderflower Cordial 500ml - 1 syn per 100ml.
M&S British Elderflower Cordial 500g - 1 syn per 100ml.
Sainsbury's British Elderflower Cordial 500ml - 1.5 syns per 100ml.
If you don't want to spend any syns on your elderflower cordial, you can always make your own at home with some elderflowers on hand which is syn free!
We've listed the recipe details below.
Thirty elderflower sprigs.
2 litres of water.
950g of sweetener.
Juice and zest of two oranges and two lemons.
Start by adding your sweetener and water into a pan then heating until the sweetener dissolves, remove then add in your zest and juice.
Wash your sprigs then put them into the mix and allow them to sit in the water for at least one day in the fridge.
Strain and serve!
To conclude, elderflower cordial is a very low syn drink, having just 1-2 syns a serving making it a great soft drink choice if you are out, we would drink cordial in moderation however due to its high sugar content, to save syns we recommend choosing a cordial with no sugar or making your own with sweetener.
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