Lemon Cordial


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons citric acid
  • iced water or soda water, to serve


  1. Place the sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring every now and then, over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the syrup thickens slightly. Stir in the citric acid. Strain the cordial into a sterilised bottle. The cordial will keep, refrigerated, for up to one month.
  3. To serve, pour the lemon syrup into glasses, top with iced water or soda water, stir well and serve immediately.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alessandra @ the foodie teen
    Nov 13, 2014 @ 07:52:37

    Lemon cordial is one of my favourite staples – love it!


  2. Sophie33
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 07:02:10

    yummm! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 15 other followers

%d bloggers like this: