Easy Lemon Lime Cordial

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This easy cordial recipe can be made out of lemons, limes or grapefruit. It takes less than 10 minutes to make so it's an easy way to make the most of seasonal citrus.

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  • 2 cups lemon, lime or grapefruit juice
  • 750g white sugar
  • 1 tbsp tartaric acid
  • 1 tbsp citric acid
  • 500 ml boiling water
  • grated zest of three of the lemons/limes


  • Add juice to the sugar, tartaric and citric acids, in a medium
  • Pour boiling water over the juice mixture, gently heat and then grate in the
  • Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved then pour
    into bottle for storing
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 months
  • To serve, pour into a large glass and top with soda water or cold water, adding a
    few mint leaves if you like. Use a ratio of about 1 part cordial to 6
    parts water
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