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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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