This is so refreshing, the best lime and mint cordial – Ever !
Following the success of our elderflower cordial recipe we’ve found a new recipe we think is one of the best and most refreshing summer drinks ever. Perfect for young and old alike. So simple, quick and easy to make and saves so much than buying similar from a store.
How to make (the best) Lime and Mint Cordial:
Ingredients for Lime and Mint Cordial:
1 to 1½ bunches of mint – adjust to taste
2 kg sugar
2 ½ litres water
30g citric acid – you can get this from good chemists or online
1 large glass apple juice – cloudy or clear
Peel 4 of the limes
and add to the water in a large pan.
Gently warm the water.
Add the sugar, stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of pan.
Chop all the limes in half and squeeze the juice.
Add to the pan along with the citric acid
and the apple juice.
Roughly chop the mint –
change the amount according to taste.
Add lime skins and mint to pan.
Heat to a near boil until all the sugar dissolves.
Leave to cool for 1 to 2 hours.
Sieve contents and decant to bottles.
Dilute to taste – about a ⅕ of cordial to water.
Add Ice! Delicious! Enjoy!!
This can be easily stored. Remember to leave it in a cool place and take care when opening a bottle. A little hiss is ok, but a build up of gas can cause some bottles to explode. Although this has never happened to us, we just wouldn’t want it to happen to anyone.
It is also possible to freeze the cordial in a plastic bottle. Leave an air gap at the top of the bottle to accommodate the expansion of the liquid as it freezes.
Disclaimer: We can take no responsibility for any of our recipes. For instance, if you have exploding bottles, don’t like the taste, or it brings you out in hives!
If it works well however, we’re happy to take the praise! 😉
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