Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Making Lemon Cordial

This afternoon Beth (age 6) and I made lemon cordial.

I have made it before, but this time I let Beth help me and it was a good bonding time between us both.

Beth squeezed the lemons while I took the photographs below.  She had so much fun!

Here is the recipe for our most loved lemon cordial.  It is a wonderful, refreshing colddrink to have on a hot summer’s day whilst working outside in the garden!

Lemon Cordial


1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup of sugar

Put both ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over a medium heat on the stove until sugar has dissolved.

Pour the syrup into a jug and leave to cool for about 5 minutes.  Then pour into a glass bottle.  Cut a slice of lemon in half and press it into the juice bottle.  Put on the cap and tie a piece of raffia around the top.

And there you are – delicious lemon cordial!  Put a little bit in a glass and top up with ice cold water, stir and pop in an ice block!  Enjoy!

My dad absolutely LOVES this lemon cordial.  He will often ask me:  “Is there any cordial left?”  The look on his face when I tell him we have drunk it all!  I have to make sure his favourite drink is always in stock! 

Blessings to all,


Sarah said...

Hi Kelly!
Wow! That looks nice!
I usally make Lemonade but Lemon Cordial sounds just as tasty!

lgray said...

Hi Farmer Girl ... sorry I cannot see the pics any longer as we have moved to another server and they block certain things. Such a pity but I can at least read what is going on in your lives. Hopefully I can find a way around it but in the meantime ... love you lots. God bless. Granny xxx