Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is SO much nicer than store bought cordial and with not too much effort. Everybody I know loves it when I make my own cordial. For those that have never tried home made, use the cordial sparingly as it seems strong than store bought. May be start with 1/2 inch in your glass and adjust according to your taste. I have also made this with other citrus fruits. You could use 3 oranges & 3 lemons or just use limes. Delish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely grate the rind off lemons and then juice them all.
  2. Put all dry ingredients and lemon juice into a saucepan or large bowl and add boiling water slowly. Mix to dissolve, cool, then bottle and seal.
  3. Serve diluted with water or soda water, according to taste.


Most Helpful

Great way for me to deal with a lemon glut !!! So easy to do and I also threw in a couple of limes all with a great result !!!

katew October 11, 2008

Great recipe, I halfed the recipe as I was low on sugar at the time. Although instead of grating the rind, I did throw in a few of the leftover squeezed lemons into the suacepan to boil and strained the juice afterward, and it gave a very nice tart flavour. The family love this cordial and it goes very nice with water and ice and is wonderful with lemonade. This is a great, easy recipe for anyone who wants to save money and make their own cordial, and as a bonus it tastes heaps better and you know whats in it ! :-) Thanks busyozmum

Tisme September 28, 2008

This is a great idea. My lemons were very small so I used about 12 of them so my cordial was very tart, the amount of required lemon juice would be a good addition to the recipe I think. I used raw sugar which gave it a nice caramel colour. The cordial is a bit too tart to drink just with water but tastes lovely with a little lemonade, thanks!

**Mandy** August 30, 2007

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