Monday, 12 November 2012

Lemon Cordial- The old fashioned way.

"We have a lot of lemons" is an understatement. I've tried about as many lemon cakes and I can take. Lemon on fish, lemon cookies, lemon cheesecake, lemonade. I've tried to sell them, give them away and now, I'm trying lemon cordial.

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! 


1 comment:

  1. Hey I got a great video showing how to make a great lemon cordial here: