Lime and Passionfruit Cordial

    1 hour 10 minutes

    It's very easy to make your own cordial base and it's an inexpensive way to make great drinks for kids. Adults, of course, should feel free to add a little gin or vodka!


    Victoria, Australia
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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
    • 1 cup (250ml) fresh lime juice
    • 3 teaspoons citric acid
    • 12 passionfruit, pulped
    • ice water or soda water, to serve

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Place the sugar, water and lime juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring every now and then, over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to the boil.
    2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the syrup thickens slightly. Stir in the citric acid. Pour the syrup over the passionfruit pulp and allow to steep for 30 minutes.
    3. Strain the cordial into a sterilised bottle. The cordial will keep, refrigerated, for up to one month.
    4. Pour the cordial into glasses, top with iced water or soda water, stir and serve at once.

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