We don't buy soft drinks in our house. In fact we very rarely buy drinks at all apart from tea, coffee and milk. I like to make them. I like to be able to control what goes into them, especially the sugar! I like knowing that the drinks I serve to my family and friends are not only delicious but healthier too.
Yesterday was quite warm and while everyone was happy to enjoy Orange and Lemon Cordial, the boys requested raspberry cordial.
3 cups sugar
1 tsp citric acid
Juice 1 lemon
500ml boiling water
1.5 litres cold water
Dissolve the sugar and citric acid in the boiling water in a large bowl. Place the raspberries in a blender or food processor and puree. Add the pureed raspberries, lemon juice and 1.5 litres of cold water to the sugar water mixture. Stir to combine. If you don't want the seeds in your cordial strain it before bottling.
To serve use one part cordial to four parts cold water or soda water or plain mineral water.
My raspberry cordial is one I make using frozen berries, lemon juice, sugar and citric acid.
This cordial isn't cheap to make. I use frozen berries, usually from Aldi, unless I can get them cheaper at NQR.
But if you like raspberry cordial, this one is delicious and much, much healthier for you and your family.