Summer cordial

Fruity & delicious

Summer cordial

Summer cordial

Serves Makes 1.2 litres
Time Cooks In20 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 24 1%
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Saturates 0g 0%
  • Sugars 6.2g 7%
  • Salt 0g 0%
  • Protein 0g 0%
  • Carbs 6.2g 2%
  • Fibre 0.2g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 600 g raspberries
  • 2 lemons
  • 250 g golden caster sugar
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  1. Place the raspberries in a medium saucepan over a medium heat with 300ml water.
  2. Use a speed peeler to strip the zest from the lemons into the pan. Bring to a gentle simmer, then cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring regularly, until the fruit has broken down. (Don’t let it boil.)
  3. Line a fine sieve with muslin over a large bowl (if you don’t have muslin, you can use a sheet of high-quality kitchen paper) and strain the mixture into a large bowl.
  4. Pour the liquid back into the pan, add the sugar and squeeze in the juice of both lemons.
  5. Turn the heat on to medium-low and stir regularly until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Pour into a 1.2-litre sterilised bottle or jar and drink diluted with water, soda, cava or Prosecco.


– For a different vibe, try using 600g of strawberries, blueberries, loganberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants or redcurrants in place of the raspberries.

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