A little something refreshing on a hot day…

cherry boarder

Cherry-Cordial-ingredients

Its been really nice weather here recently so I decided to make some of my favourite cherry cordial. Cherries are in season at the moment and this cordial is really thirst quenching. It has a lovely sweet taste but its not too overwhelming, you can add as much or as little as you want to a chilled glass of water…I like to keep some stashed in the fridge for hot days!

Ingredients:

  • 500ml cold water
  • 500g caster sugar (yes i know its a lot for one bottle but it tastes really good!)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 800g cherries
  • A bottle to store the cordial
  • Muslin
  • large sieve
  • A jug to syphon the juice into the bottle

This ingredients will make a pint of cordial. Its very easy to do too!

Grab a pan (i used the largest pan I could find). If your cherries still have stalks on remove and then add them whole to the pan along with the rest of the ingredients (you can leave the stones in the cherries as you can discard the fruit after you’re done).

cherry-pan

Bring the ingredients to the boil and then simmer for around 15 to 20 minutes then allow the mixture to cool.

After the pan has cooled right down, use a sieve to drain the contents of the pan into a jug.

cherry-cordial-served

To make sure you get all of the juice from the cherries, add the fruit from the sieve into the muslin and squeeze as much of the fruit juice as possible into the jug. Then simply add the fruit juice to the bottle (I found these lovely glass bottles from Poundland…they are perfect and only £1!!)

cherry-cordial-jug

I keep mine chilled in the fridge and serve it in a big jug with lots of ice…..its unbelievably refreshing on a hot day!

Thanks to Pixeledview for your help with the photography!

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