Grandma K’s Lemon (and Vanilla) Cordial

One of my ultimate favourite summer drinks is homemade Elderflower cordial. It’s delicious. However, due to a mixture of hecticness, and the particularly rubbish weather we have been having lately, I haven’t had chance to go for a proper flower picking session.

Next best thing? My Grandma K’s Lemon Cordial. I make it two ways, original pure lemon, and with a twist inspired by the delicious Luscombe Sicilian Lemonade….. a little hint of Vanilla.

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Grandma K’s Lemon (and Vanilla) Cordial Recipe

Ingredients

1 lemon

3lb sugar

2oz citric acid

4 pts water

1tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Method

Put the zest and juice of the lemon in a pan.

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…add the water, and bring to the boil.

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Remove from the heat and add the sugar and citric acid. Stir until all is dissolved. Add the vanilla extract if using.

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Strain through fine mesh and decant into sterilised bottles.

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Add a snazzy label!

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Done! I love the hint of vanilla with the lemon.

P.s. if you want to have snazzy labels too….. Here you go! (Spoiling you I know)

Lemon Cordial labels

Lemon and Vanilla Cordial labels

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