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Lemon and Mint Cordial
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Lemon and Mint Cordial

A refreshing combination that you can bottle and enjoy all year round.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Resting time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: lemon and mint cordial, lemon cordial
Servings: 14
Calories: 149kcal


  • 3 medium or 4 small lemons (they should weigh around 500 grams in total)
  • 30 mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons tartaric acid
  • 2 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Juice lemons (they should yield about 200ml of juice). Add tartaric acid and stir to combine.
  • Add sugar and water to a saucepan, along with the mint leaves and the zest from about 1/2 of the lemons. 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 once it starts to simmer.
  • Pour sugar mixture over lemon 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 12 months. Or pop it in the fridge to enjoy immediately.
  • Enjoy mixed with water or soda water, using 1 part cordial and 4 or 5 parts water.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg