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Easiest ever cordial


Make your own fruity flavoured cordials and follow our easy 'how to' video.

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.

Test out your new skills with our rhubarb, blackcurrant or raspberry cordial recipes.


Wash the bottles with hot, soapy water, rinse, then place on a baking sheet in a low oven to dry completely.

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