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Homemade cordials December 9, 2010

Filed under: Drinks — obsidian @ 11:27 pm

Lemon Cordial/Lemonaid (left)

Mix 1 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan.  Heat until the sugar dissolves.  Allow to cool, then mix this sugar syrup with 1 cup lemon juice.  This can be kept in the fridge and used as a cordial concentrate, or add 1 litre of water (or soda water)  to make it up all at once.


Lemon, Lime & Ginger Cordial (right)

Grate about 3cm worth of ginger  into a bowl (you don’t need to peel it), zest a lime then add both the zest and juice to the bowl.  Slice an additional lime and place that in the bowl.  Zest a lemon, then add it’s juice and zest to the bowl.  Pour in about 1/2-3/4 cup of sugar and 1 cup of boiling water to the bowl.  Cover and allow to cool, then place this in the fridge overnight.  Then strain and bottle the liquid.  You can return the grated bits back to the bowl and add more water, leaving it to soak for a few hours, to make a diluted drink from the left overs too.


More recipes:

Ginger Cordials

Citrus Cordials

Other Cordials


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