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Homemade Cordials

For one of our Kris Kringles, we needed to give something handmade.  So I decorated some old bottles and made some cordials

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Lemonaid Recipe
1/2 cup lemon juice (strained to remove all pulp)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water

Dissolve the sugar in the water in a saucepan.  Once dissolved add to the lemonjuice.  This makes the concentrated cordial.  Add about 5 cups water to make this into lemonaid.  To use the cordial concentrate, use about 1 part cordial to 2 or 3 parts water – depending on how you like it.

Rose Sharbat Recipe
1/4 cup lemon juice (strained to remove all pulp)
1/2 cup fresh rose petals, crushed *
3/4 Cup boiling Water
1/4 Tsp Cardamom Seeds
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Pomegranate Juice

Pour the boiling water over the rose petals, cardamon and sugar – stir until sugar dissolves.  Leave this to sit overnight to absorb the flavours.  Then strain this liquid and add to it the pomegranate juice and lemon juice.  This makes the cordial concentrate.  Add 5-6 cups water to make the drink.   To use the cordial concentrate, use about 1 part cordial with 2 parts water – depending on how you like it.

* If you don’t have access to clean, fresh rose petals (don’t use any that may have been sprayed with pesticides), you can leave those out and add about 1-2tb rose water instead, but it will have a different flavour.  The fresh rose petals add only a subtle hint of rose, whereas the rosewater adds more fragrance.  Both are lovely just different.

Passionfruit Cordial Recipe (I didn’t actually like this one much, I’ll be honest)
2 cups water
1 cup tinned passionfruit pulp in syrup
2 tsp lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together.  This makes the cordial concentrate.  Add 5-6 cups water to make the drink.   To use the cordial concentrate, use about 1 part cordial with 2 parts water – depending on how you like it.  (note, the original recipe I got this from called for 2 cups sugar and 1 cup passionfruit pulp, but I used a tin of passionfruit in syrup instead, which I don’t think tasted anywhere near as good as it would have if made from scratch – so unless you can’t find passionfruit, go fresh)

 

 

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