My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

Postby Lizzy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:45 pm

for Lemonade should this summer ever get hot.

If anyone is interested, I'll do the recipe. It is, of course, non-alcoholic...but I understand gin is a great addition.

Meantime, I am sticking to my computer keys, my kitchen floor, the counter...AND, enjoying my first glass of the delicious stuff.
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Re: My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

Postby gary » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:51 am

Of course we're interested.

Go. Wash your hands. Get back on your keyboard.

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Re: My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

Postby Lizzy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:53 pm

Due to such overwhelming demand, here is the Receipt!

Lemon Cordial

8 Lemons

Sugar syrup - 1.5 Litres water + 1.5 kilos white sugar, large pot/heated, stirred, till sugar is dissolved.

Grate about 2 TBLSP of zest from the lemons before you cut them. Microwave the lemons for one minute, before cutting them. You'll get more juice this way.

Add the zest and the juice (remember to use a strainer for pouring in the juice!) in a LARGE bowl (preferably with a pouring lip.) Pour the sugar syrup over the juice and zest, and mix well. You can add a heaping teaspoon of Citric Acid (ours is sold at the drugstore, $9.85 a small container) This increases the flavour of the lemon...and helps a bit with keeping it fresh. You can also add a teaspoon of tartaric acid for "shelf life" as well...but folks made Lemon Cordial for a very long time without adding either of these.

Allow to cool and pour into clean bottles. Stores well in fridge for a month. If you want to freeze it, use plastic bottles and not filled to the brim, of course...

Dilute with cold water to taste (I did one-third of a glass of cordial, 2/3 with cold water) and serve with lots of ice...a sprig of mint.

And may you not spill a drip and have to spend as much time as I did, cleaning up sticky, sticky.
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Re: My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

Postby Smitty » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:39 pm

did you edit in your goof ups Lizzy..hence the sticky..everything?

thank you for sharing grandkiddies will love this
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Re: My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

Postby Lizzy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:17 pm

nope, I did edit a sp. mistake tho!

I hope grandkiddies do love it...is a good thirst-quencher...IS SWEET tho!
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Re: My first experience at making Lemon Cordial

Postby Smitty » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:49 pm

LOL!!!
I'm sure I won't have to worry about storage with 5 grandkiddies drinking it
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