Homemade fruit cordials are a great treat for kids; and with a little alcohol added a treat for grownups too. Check out these user-submitted recipes for ideas.

    23 Recipes




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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.

    Recipe by: lucky

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    I love the sweet taste of mandarins. Dilute this cordial with soda water or even lemonade for a quick refreshing drink!

    Recipe by: rolypoly

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    Unlike traditional elderflower cordials this one uses oranges in addition to the lemons making a far sweeter drink.

    Recipe by: julmagic

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    This is an easy and refreshing cordial you can make when elderberries are in season. It's nice as a gin mixer as well. It keeps about a month in the fridge.

    Recipe by: Theresa

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    Didn't even know you could make cordial at home until I came across this recipe. The citric acid took me a bit to find but was worth the effort.

    Recipe by: SpicyChick

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    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!

    Recipe by: Cathie

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    This is a homemade cordial that we used to make, it is a bit unusual to buy citric and tartaric acid but once you do you will be glad to made the effort and you will never go back to commercial cordial again.

    Recipe by: Pfil

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    This is my favourite thing to do with blood oranges when they are in season - make cordial! The citric acid adds a pleasant sharp note to a sweet drink.

    Recipe by: kate

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    Homemade cordial using fresh fruit makes wholesome and inexpensive drinks for children that is great for a hot summer's day.

    Recipe by: SpicyChick

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    If you can find fresh blackcurrants try making this delicious cordial which keeps well so you can enjoy the flavours of summer all year round.

    Recipe by: kate

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