Fruity-fresh home-made cordial

These fruity flavours are especially useful for summer entertaining.
 
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Recipe from: 7 September 2015
Preparation time: 1h 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • ZESTY LIME CORDIAL:
  • 1
    kg
    sugar
  • Juice and grated zest of 8 limes
  • 15
    ml
    citric acid powder
  • POMEGRANATE AND STRAWBERRY CORDIAL:
  • 1
    kg
    sugar
  • 140
    g
    pomegranate seeds
  • 250
    g
    fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped
  • 5
    ml
    citric acid
  • 5
    ml
    grated lemon zest
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Zesty lime cordial:
Put the sugar into a saucepan with 500ml water. Bring to the boil and stir until dissolved. Allow to simmer for five minutes.

Add the lime juice and citric acid. Set aside to cool. Once almost cool, add the lime zest. Set aside for two or three hours.

Pour through a muslin cloth to strain. Use a funnel to pour to the cordial into sterilised bottles. Seal and label. Serve diluted with chilled water or soda water, or add to a cocktail.

Pomegranate and strawberry cordial:

Put the sugar into a saucepan with 500ml water. Bring to the boil and stir until dissolved.

Add the pomegranate seeds and strawberries. Simmer gently for 5 minutes then remove from the heat.

Stir in the citric acid and lemon zest and set aside to cool completely.

Pour through a muslin cloth to strain. Use a funnel to pour the cordial into sterilised bottles. Seal and label. Serve diluted with chilled water or soda water, or add to cocktails.

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