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This one's fun! Homemade cordial with a zing.

Serves: 1 litre
Fresh from the garden: Lemons, oranges
Season: Autumn/winter


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What to do

  • 1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients. Remember to put a damp tea towel under your chopping board to stop it from slipping.

  • 2. Place the sugar and water in the saucepan and simmer until it is syrupy.

  • 3. Add the citric acid and tartaric acid.

  • 4. Stir until dissolved.

  • 5. Add the citrus juice and zest.

  • 6. Store in a sterilised bottle.

  • 7. To serve, add 250 ml of water or soda water to 1 tablespoon of cordial.

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