28 March 2015

31 Days of MOO No. 28 - MOO Passionfruit Cordial

Oh how I wish I had a passionfruit vine or two in the backyard. I love passionfruit - just to eat, in a sponge cake, in flummery, in yoghurt - any way I can get it really.

I especially love passionfruit cordial. It such an old-fashioned type of drink, reminds me of my childhood and how the summers seemed so hot and endless, of cousins coming to stay and picnics at the river.

I usually make one or two batches of this beautiful drink each year and then guard it jealously, bringing it out on special occasions.  I make it with either chilled soda water or plain mineral water and float mint ice cubes in each glass.

MOO Passionfruit Cordial

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh passionfruit pulp

Step 1. Place the sugar, water and lemon juice into a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Stir in the passionfruit pulp. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool.

Step 2. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve into a jug, pushing the pulp through with the back of a spoon. Discard seeds. Pour syrup into a sterilised airtight bottle and seal. Place in the fridge to chill.

To serve put some ice cubes in serving glasses. Add passionfruit cordial to taste and top with sparkling water.

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1 comment:

  1. We do have a passionfruit vine, and I have never thought of making passionfruit cordial. What a lovely idea. Thank you for the recipe.


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