Monday, 20 January 2014

Old Fashioned Lemon Cordial

Lemon Cordial

If you are looking for something to quench your thirst over summer, then look no further than this delicious, mouth-watering lemon cordial. A little goes a long way, and this makes about three litres of cordial just like Grandma used to make.

2kg sugar
Grated rind and juice of six lemons
1 Tablespoon Tartaric Acid
1 Tablespoon Epsom Salts
2 Tablespoons Citric Acid
6 cups boiling water.

Place all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, saucepan or basin.

Add the lemon juice and rind. Don't worry too much about pips and pulp, these will all be strained out later.

Pour over boiling water and stir until dissolved.

Strain the cordial and place into clean, sterilised bottles. I use a big soup ladle to scoop the hot syrup (through a sieve) into a jug, to reduce the risk of a hot, sticky mess. The liquid is then easily poured into bottles via a funnel.

The cordial needs to be stored in the refrigerator. Dilute it to taste, with water or soda water to serve. Remember, a little goes a really long way, this is quite a strong cordial so you don't need very much.

For a change, try it with oranges instead of lemons, or combine different citrus fruits for your own yummy cordial flavours.

1 comment:

  1. Love this I have a huge lemon tree but I have never been able to get the epson salts.


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