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lime cordial
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Lime Cordial

Homemade lime cordial. Perfect to add to water or your cocktails.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Resting time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: lime cordial
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 70kcal


  • 6-8 limes (they should weigh around 500 grams in total and yield 200-250ml juice)
  • 2 teaspoons tartaric acid
  • 2 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Juice limes. Add tartaric acid and stir to combine.
  • Use a fine grater to get zest from two of the limes.
  • Add sugar, zest and water to a saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture just starts to simmer. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove mixture immediately as it starts to simmer.
  • Pour sugar mixture over lime juice and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Strain mixture using a muslin cloth, pour into a bottle and place the lid on the bottle.
  • Allow to cool and store in the pantry for up to 6 months. Or pop it in the fridge to enjoy immediately.
  • Enjoy mixed with water or soda water, using 1 part cordial to 4 or 5 parts water.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg