Homemade Blood Orange Cordial

Put juice, rind and sugar on stove. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, ensuring the sugar dissolves then bring down to a simmer, still stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Turn …

Ingredients

4.5 cups juice of blood oranges (approx 10 oranges)
Zest of 4 oranges
30g citric acid
250g caster sugar

Ice water or soda to serve

Method

  1. Put juice, rind and sugar on stove. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, ensuring the sugar dissolves then bring down to a simmer, still stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in citric acid.
  2. Let cordial cool. When cool, strain into a clean bottle.
  3. The cordial will store in the fridge for a few weeks.
  4. Serve over ice, with a sprig of mint and a slice of orange. For extra spritz, use a sparkling mineral water to fizz things up. Enjoy your homemade blood orange cordial!

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