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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lemon Cordial

As you may know from previous posts, I always make preserved citrus peel at this time of year. Usually I freeze the juice in cubes and cup measurement lots.
This year however I decided to make cordial as I had a large basketful of Australian Limes as well as lemons.

To the left went the juice, to the right went the sliced peel...
Here is my recipe and method for the cordial.

Rangpur Lime and Lemon Cordial
1.5 litres of citrus juice
1.5 litres of water
1.5kg sugar
1.5 tabs citric acid
3 tabs tartaric acid

Make a sugar syrup by dissolving the sugar into the water in a large pan on medium heat.
Dissolve the citric and tartaric acid in a little boiling water, add to syrup.
Add strained juice to the syrup and heat to 70C.
Place clean washed bottles into oven at 100C for 15 mins.
Using a funnel, fill the hot sterilised bottles and cap straight away.
Makes about 3 litres and will keep quite well on the shelf but should be refrigerated once opened.

This should get us through till Elderflower Time....


  1. Looks so delicious.
    Very cute bottles.

  2. I am hoping to find one that is made with honey!

  3. Alas I'm avoiding sugar but that cordial sure looks nice!

  4. You make the most interesting things and take the best photos for your posts!

  5. I love homemade lemon cordial and yours looks delicious! Wish our lemons were so plentiful this year but alas, no. Will keep your recipe in mind for next year.

  6. Mmmm... I can almost smell it! I made strawberry jam on Saturday - my husband thought it would be good to capitalise on the glut from Queensland! I felt a bit weird not making it in a sweltering summer kitchen!

  7. I WANT!!!
    Just getting over a terrible cold and sinus infection, and everything citrus CALLS to me!!


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