My name is Lucy and I started my small drinks company in the summer of 2019, ‘By Lucy’.

I chose the name ‘By Lucy’ because I wanted to create not just a single product, but a brand. A brand which closes no doors and can be built on for years to come, creating new drink flavours and encompassing other ideas, products and experiences.

My love of nature and the outdoors

I love nature and the outdoors. I spend many hours tending to my garden and exploring the countryside around me, ever amazed at the delights nature sends our way throughout the different seasons. This passion stems from a childhood spent outdoors and it is my mother who first introduced me to Elderflowers and cordial making as a young girl.

Elderflowers can be seen across the British countryside, flowering from the end of May till the middle of June, often occupying hedgerows and roadsides, favouring moist soils and sunny locations. Elderflower is not a crop that can be organised and manicured, there is a feral element about the way it grows and it is this quirkiness that attracts me towards them even more! It forces you to explore the countryside, foraging high and low for the distinct flower heads comprising of many delicate creamy-white petals. It is these flowers that give Elderflower cordial its unique taste.

How is my Elderflower cordial produced?

After foraging the many Elderflowers needed for the flavour, these are then combined with my hand-made ‘cordial’ mixture to produce the distinct Elderflower flavour. A local family run bottling company are then responsible for bottling the final product, ensuring its safety and shelf life. My custom designed labels are placed onto each and every bottle and shrink-wrapped into small crates ready for distribution!

Vision for the future

Whilst our only current product is Elderflower pressé, we are ambitious for growth and look forward to sharing our other delightful flavours with you in the near future… Follow on Instagram for more of an insight!

Elderflower Pressé

Delicious on its own but also fabulous with 
gin and other spirits for more of a punch!

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