Thursday, February 7, 2013

Orange, Lemon and Lime Cordial

This is a budget saving recipe for those horrible days of summer where you just pray for some snow. Summer and I have never been friends.
This cordial is beyond easy, it really is just heating water, everyone can do that..I hope!
There is a real joy in the DIY homemade, you can create a gem with the stuff you have in the fridge.

Orange, Lemon and Lime Cordial

  • 2 litres of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon of citric acid (optional)
  • Add water and sugar and citric acid to a saucepan
  • Zest all the fruit and add to the pan
  • Stir to dissolve sugar and simmer just below boiling for about 30 minutes.
  • Add the juice of all the fruit, strained to avoid pips.
  • Leave to cool
  • Strain cordial into bottles.( I didn't strain this one as the zest is ultra soft)
To use just dilute with water to your preference, weak vs strong. Or serve in a jug with more slices of fruit and some mint. (mint not pictured blame summer!!)
A splash of vodka and ice could achieve a delightful beverage for responsible adults only


  1. can't wait to try this , I've been making lemon and lime cordial for a few months and thought I'd start experimenting with other citrus fruits

    1. Thanks Jim, experimenting is the best fun! Nothing better than a good lemon and lime on a hot day, especially with a splash of gin.
      Let me know what other combinations you come up with.