This is a very basic recipe. It's tangy, but sweet. The tartaric acid and the citric acid have a great bite, and it's definitely more of a grown up drink. You can mix it with vodka or white rum or tequila and some soda water and you'd have a pretty epic cocktail. You could mix it with just soda water and you'd have a nice fizzy lemonade. Or, you could, like me, mix it with a bit some water and you'll be sipping lemony greatness.
Lemon Cordial- The Old Fashioned Way
2kg White Sugar (4.4pounds)
1 L Water (4.5cups)
30g Tartaric Acid (1oz)
30g Citric Acid (1oz)
500mL Lemon Juice (2cups)
1) Put sugar and water into a large pot, on high. Stir until all of the sugar is dissolved.
2) Add the acids.
3) Take off the heat, and cool to room temperature. This takes a while.
4) Stain and add the lemon juice. Stir well.
5) Decant into some bottles. This makes about 1.5L of cordial.
I hope you enjoy making it... or getting rid of that abundance of lemons!