Homemade lime cordial. Perfect to add to water or your cocktails.
Servings: 30 servings
- 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