Blackcurrant cordial

Blackcurrant cordial

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins - 6 mins

Easy

makes 600ml

This easy recipe is a great way to use up a pick-your-own glut of blackcurrants and makes a refreshing summer drink

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per 25ml

  • kcal46
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein0.1g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • zest and juice 2 lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 450g blackcurrants
    Blackcurrants

    Blackcurrants

    black-cuh-rant

    The most intensely coloured and flavoured of all currants, blackcurrants are highly aromatic and…

Method

  1. Put the sugar in a large saucepan with 300ml water. Bring to a simmer then add the lemon zest and juice followed by the blackcurrants. Cook the mixture over a medium heat until the blackcurrants start to soften and burst.

  2. Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin into a clean, heatproof jug then transfer to sterilised bottles. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month.

  3. Serve approx. 25ml of cordial per 100ml sparkling or still water, or dilute to taste.

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mpenhaligon
10th Jul, 2017
5.05
Made this today from blackberries that I grow in a pot on the patio. Was a bit dubious about adding lemons but this turned out to be a delicious cordial. Lovely with chilled water and ice. Might try it with a small bottle of prosecco which is waiting in the fridge. Only advice is be patient whilst it drips through the sieve - it is worth the wait.
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