It's lemon season, well and truly, here. Today I made up a batch of lemon cordial. Here is what I did:
6 large lemons, juiced and zested
1.5 kg white sugar (yep, that's right 1.5kg. There is no denying that cordial is basically flavoured liquid sugar)
1 tablespoon citric acid
4 cups boiling water
In a heatproof jug, place the juice and zest, sugar and citric acid. Add the boiling water, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Strain and decant into sterilized bottles.
Place a couple of tablespoonfuls into a glass, and top up with water, soda water or lemonade. Or add a splash to your gin and tonic!
If you have loadsa lemons to deal with, here are a few past posts to help you on your way: