Grapefruit Cordial

Grapefruit Cordial


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I love cordials, they're easy to make and they keep for up to a month in the fridge so you can always make a quick cold drink.

lucky New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
  • 2 cups (500ml) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3 teaspoons citric acid
  • soda water, to serve

Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Place the sugar, water and grapefruit 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. Strain the cordial into a sterilised bottle.
  3. To serve, pour a small amount of syrup into glasses, top with soda water, stir well and serve immediately. Adjust syrup to taste if necessary.

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Reviews (2)

Fantastic! A friend gave me some grapefruit and I tried this recipe. It was perfect; I have finally found a delicious adult cordial. - 17 Oct 2015


Hey I got 2 great videos showing how to make great lemon cordials: This one is the best and this one is simpler: - 01 Oct 2014

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