Anne of Green Gables Raspberry Cordial

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is from the Anne of Green Gables cookbook by Kate MacDonald. "Diana poured herself out a tumblerful, looked at it's bright-red hue admiringly, and then sipped it daintily. "That's awfully nice raspberry cordial, Anne," she said. "I didn't know raspberry cordial was so nice." " Anne of Green Gables chapter 26


  1. Put the unthawed raspberries into a saucepan and add sugar.
  2. Cook on medium, stirring occasionally until all the sugar ahs dissolved.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash the raspberries and syrup thoroughly.
  4. Pour the mixture through a strainer, extract all the juice.
  5. Squeeze two of the lemons and strain the juice, add it to the raspberry juice.
  6. Add the boiling water to the raspberry juice.
  7. Allow the cordial to cool, then chill it in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve cordial with a thin slice of lemon in each glass.
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Made this for my book club for ir reciew or Anne of Green Gables, our classic read of the year. Easy to make...very easy. The only thing that takes any time is cleaning out the raspberry seeds from your strainer. Could of changes I made as I tasted the cordial...I thought the six cups of water sounded like too much and so I reduced it to 4-1/2. I also reduced the lemon juice but I had one lemon that I got nearly 2/3-cup of juice from. I think it's a nice, sweet little drink but it's a cordial and it is supposed to be. Look at the size of antique cordial glasses and you'll see it's a small serving...

Holly S. February 09, 2016

I was just getting ready to post this very recipe. I too have Kate MacDonald's wonderful little "Anne" cookbook. This is a delightful drink. The young girls especially like it.

Diana #2 February 28, 2009

I have to confess, the idea of the Raspberry Cordial had me so excited. I have been a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables since I can remember. This is a little time consuming to make, and the taste is very different. I can't decide if I like it or not. It's unlike anything I have ever had before in my life.

Camzmom March 15, 2005