Points to remember
- Put 300g golden caster sugar in a large saucepan with 300ml water. Bring to a simmer then add the zest and juice of 2 lemons and 450g of your chosen fruit. (We used either rhubarb, peach or strawberry.)
- Cook the mixture over a medium heat until the fruit is falling apart.
- 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.
- Serve approx. 25ml of cordial per 100ml sparkling water, or to taste.
Wash the bottles with hot, soapy water, rinse, then place on a baking sheet in a low oven to dry completely.