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Homemade Lemon Cordial

The sun is starting to peek through the clouds of Winter and Spring has already made an appearance. 

The warmer days we’ve enjoyed recently are perfect for a cool drink to soothe parched throats…and it’s only going to get warmer as Summer approaches.

Now is a great time to experiment with making your own lemon cordial for those dry, hot days ahead. Great for a picnic outing with friends, or just at home around the kitchen table.  And what better way to use in-season lemons than in a drink you can enjoy as the weather warms up?

The Recipe


4 cups / 880g Sugar

5 cups / 1250g Boiling Water

Juice of 6 lemons

Grated rind of 2 lemons

1 tsp Citric Acid

1 tsp Epsom Salts



Dissolve the sugar in the water.  Add remaining ingredients and combine.  Leave overnight for the flavour to come out of the rind.  Strain and bottle. Keep refrigerated.

This makes a lovely lemon concentrate that keeps for a long time in the fridge.  Add to iced water for a good old fashioned drink, or spritz it up with soda water for a refreshing bubbly.