How to Make Lemon Cordial

Lemon cordial is a lovely summertime drink that can be served at parties, or just kept in the fridge for daily use.

Ingredients

  • 6 large lemons (cleaned)
  • 1 level dessertspoon of citric acid
  • 1 1/2 pints boiling water
  • 2 pounds sugar
  • 1 level dessertspoon tartaric acid

Steps

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    Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl.
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    Peel the rind from the lemon thinly; use a vegetable peeler. Squeeze its juice. Add both the rind and lemon juice to the bowl of dry ingredients.
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    Pour the boiling water over the rest of the ingredients. Stir well.
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    Leave the ingredients to stand overnight. Place a plate or a cover over the bowl to protect it from insects or dust.
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    The next day, strain the mixture to remove the peel and any lumps from the juice.
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    Pour the strained liquid into a clean bottle. Store in the fridge.
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    Serve. When serving, use as a cordials: Pour a small amount at the base of the glass and add water, soda water, or plain lemonade to fill the glass. Adjust according to taste.

Tips

  • This should keep well in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Mixing implement
  • Kettle
  • Cover for bowl
  • Strainer

Sources and Citations

  • Wellington Free Ambulance, Cooking with style, p. 103, (1969) – research source

Article Info

Categories: Citrus Based Drinks