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Recipe: Raspberry & mint cordial


This raspberry cordial is delicious, and was so easy to make!

I've got A LOT of raspberries in my freezer, and I thought rather than using them to make jam, I'd have a go at making cordial.

This was my first attempt at making raspberry cordial, although I have made an elderflower version before, but I was so pleased with how it turned out!

You don't need many ingredients at all, you could just use fruit, sugar and water, but I added a couple of extra things. Here's what you need to make this...

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Makes 1L

  1. Ingredients

    650g raspberries

    500g caster sugar

    400ml water

    4 sprigs mint

    Juice of 1 lemon, and the rind


1. Sterilise your bottle by washing it in hot soapy water, and then put on a baking tray in the oven at 140C / 120 fan / gas mark 1 for 10 minutes.

2. Put the raspberries, sugar and water in a large pan and mix together.

3. Peel the rind of 1 lemon, and add the rind and sprigs of mint to the pan.

4. Place on the hob on a medium heat, and once boiling, reduce to a low heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

5. Take off the heat, and add the lemon juice. Stir and then put a lid on the pan and leave to cool for an hour, stirring occasionally.

6. Once cooled, pour into the sterilised bottle. This will keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.