Lemon cordial recipe
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Homemade lemon cordial recipe
While sitting in our little office, I would catch glimpses of the lemon tree.
How lucky am I to own a giant Lemon Tree?
When we first inspected the home, it was the first thing I saw, and I immediately fell in love.
From our first meeting, I had probably already envisioned all the wonderful lemon recipes I would make.
You can make lemon curd, Lemon cupcakes or homemade cordial.
We used only to get a great crop every other year.
Last year I was disappointed only to see a few lemons, but this year we had two crops before we left!
I had no idea that you could buy two lots within a year.
The gift was a parting bonus.
Thank you, beautiful tree.
When I made this cordial for the first time, I used a Kitchenaid with a juicer.
When making spaghetti, I challenged myself to see how much lemon juice I could squeeze.
Oh, I love the little things.
In my teens, I worked in an ice cream shop and made all of the ice cream in-house.
We were responsible for all fruit preparation.
I used to try to cut as many fruit pieces in a minute as I could.
Then, I would try to beat it in the next minute.
I kept track of the number by marking the box using the knife.
If you earn $12 per hour, make it fun.
I find it fun to compete with myself.
This time, I got through nine (and zested four) and received a staggering 2.5 cups of fruit juice.
What can you do with it, then?
The lemons on our tree were the juiciest I’ve seen.
My favorite lime cordial is only available at the Noosa Farmers Markets, now my local.
You may also enjoy homemade ginger syrup
After I ran out of lime cordial, I decided to make my lemon-lime agreeable using the ingredients listed on the bottle.
After a little searching, I found that many lemon cordials added citric acid.
I didn’t know what it was, but I added it anyhow. Later I discovered that it is a natural preservative that is commonly used.
What is lemon cordial?
You probably already knew this, but it’s a concentrated drink that can be added to soda water or mineral to give it flavor.
You can’t drink it straight.
It would cause a sugar rush and not be very tasty.
Why make your cordial at home?
The number one reason I make things from scratch is to ensure no nasty additives like preservatives and artificial flavors.
I’d like to know if it was made in a manufacturing facility and if a lot of them were produced simultaneously.
It may also contain some ingredients that are not so healthy for us.
You can also save money by not buying bottles and throwing them away.
Lemon cordial is a beautiful gift.
What you will need
For a sweeter taste, use white sugar. If you prefer a richer taste, go for less refined sugars like rapadura. You can also use honey instead of sugar.
Filtered water, 1 1/2 cups
Fresh lemon juice 2 cups, strained
Use 1 tsp of grated lemon peel (make sure to zest the lemons before you juice them).
3 tsp of citric acid
Serve soda water
The end result reminded me of my lemonade in New York. (Some were better than others)
Can I add another flavor?
Absolutely. Fresh mint and fresh chili are also delicious.
Do you really need this much sugar?
It may seem like a large amount of sugar, but it is not. You only need to add a little cordial per drink.
What other citrus fruits can you use to make cordials?
Absolutely! You can use any citrus fruit. Just adjust the sugar.
You won’t require as much if you are using citrus that is sweeter, like an orange.
You might need a little more for something like grapefruit.
Can lemons be frozen?
You sure can. You can. Just put them in a ziplock or other container.
Defrost the frozen fruit on the counter (or microwave if time is an issue) to get more juice.
Can I store cordials in my pantry?
The cordial can be kept unopened in a sterilized container for several months.
Once opened, store it in the refrigerator.
What can you use to store homemade lemon cordial?
Make sure that you use a sterilized jar or bottle. You can reuse the jars and bottles as long as they are clean.
Here’s a quick tip to remove the labels from your old jars so that you can reuse them.
I think next time, I’ll do a combo of lemon and lime, but for now, I’m pretty happy with this homemade refreshing lemon cordial recipe.