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6 lemons, washed 1kg (recommended) to 1.5kg white sugar 50g citric acid 3 litres water

  • peel the rind off 3 lemons, outer skin, no white pith
  • place peel and 2 cups of the sugar in a food processor
  • process until the rind is fully ground up and the sugar is yellow and oily looking
  • tip into a large saucepan
  • squeeze all 6 lemons and strain to remove pips
  • add the lemon juice to the lemon sugar mixture in the saucepan
  • add the remaining sugar to taste and the citric acid
  • add the 3 litres of water
  • heat over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves
  • cool, pour into clean bottles
  • store concentrate in the fridge

To serve, dilute with water 1 part cordial to 3 to 5 parts water. To make fizzy lemonade, dilute with sparkling mineral water or soda water.

Makes ~4 litres of concentrated cordial, or ~16 litres of lemonade cordial. Approx 20gm sugar per 333ml glass at 25% dilution when made with 1kg sugar.

tahi Page last modified on 2023 Jan 23 18:14

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