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Blackcurrant Cordial

Blackcurrant Cordial

Preparation Time: 10 - 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 - 20 mins
  • 450g blackcurrants
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 260ml water
  • Whole lemon

Makes 750ml cordial


De-stalk and wash the blackcurrants

Place the blackcurrants, sugar and water into a medium saucepan.  Melt the sugar over low heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.

Once the sugar has dissolved bring the syrup to a gentle simmer.

Simmer the fruits for 5 minutes, add the juice and skin of the lemon.

Bring the syrup back to simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Let the cordial cool for 10 minutes and sterilise a glass bottle

Pass the cordial through a fine sieve, pour the cordial into the sterilised bottle, cool and keep refrigerated until needed.

To serve, dilute the chilled cordial to taste with chilled sparkling water and plenty of ice cubes.

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