30 May 2016

Lemon and Lime Cordial

I was given half a dozen limes last week and wasn't sure how I'd use them. Then Thomas asked for cordial and the problem was solved!

I adjusted the 50:50 Cordial recipe and it's just lovely! We all like it, so this will be a keeper and with our lime tree full of tiny limes I'm sure I'll be making more of it this winter.

Lemon and Lime Cordial
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon of citric acid
1 tablespoon of tartaric acid
3 large lemons
5 limes
1.5 litres boiling water

Put sugar and acids in a mixing bowl. Grate the rind of the fruit and add to the bowl.
Squeeze juice from the fruit and add to the bowl.
Pour boiling water over and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Cool the mixture, strain and bottle.
To serve mix 1 part cordial to 4 parts water.

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