This lemon cordial is good any time of the year….with some cold water, soda water or mineral water in the summer….or like tonight mixed with hot! Someone from work brought in lemons from their tree earlier this week….so I brought a few home. The recipe is dead easy!
1.5kg (3lb 50z) sugar
1 tablespoon citric acid or tartaric acid
zest and juice of 8 medium or 6 large lemons
4 cups boiling water
Mix the sugar, citric or tartaric acid, lemon zest and boiling water in a large heatproof bowl. (I used a ceramic mixing bowl) Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves, then add the lemon juice. Leave the mixture until it cools or overnight. It can be strained through a fine sieve or just remove the zest. Pour into sterilised bottles and seal. It can be used straight away.
It makes about 2 litres (70fl oz).