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How To Make Lemon Cordial - Recipes Ingredients for Homemade Traditional Lemon Juice Cordial

Updated on April 17, 2016

Homemade lemonade

There's nothing more refreshing that a cool glass of homemade lemonade!
There's nothing more refreshing that a cool glass of homemade lemonade!

Australian Weather - Our Harsh Summer Climate

The Australian summer is renowned for being hot, harsh and hectic. With the main school holiday break and Christmas taking place at this time of year we can be forgiven for becoming a little stressed in these tiring conditions.

Most people head for the beach, pool or air-conditioning but have you ever considered this traditional refreshing recipe to help you and your family cool down naturally. A great way to take a break and relax is with a refreshing glass of homemade lemon cordial / lemonade.

We all know someone with a lemon tree in their backyard; you may even have one yourself! Good for you if that’s the case, because you will be able to make 2 litres of home grown lemon cordial for around $1 putting those lemons to good use.

Usually this fruit never gets to become used as juice, but instead goes unnoticed and is left to fall on the ground. Fallen lemons are fair game for the mower on its next circuit of the lawns and disappear as mulch before ever getting to the kitchen table to be enjoyed. The only time it is enjoyed under these circumstances is immediately after the mower chops it up and you get that sudden burst of citrus vapour in the air. It’s a shame more people don’t realise just how beneficial lemons can be to your health and wellbeing.

Lemon Water Is So Refreshing!

Health Benefits Of Lemons

Lemons For Good Health

Lemons are one of natures own recipes all contained within one magnificent capsule. Here are just a few of the reasons why lemons are good for you..

  • low in calories
  • free of saturated fats & cholesterol
  • high in dietary fibre
  • contain citric acid to aid digestion and dissolve kidney stones
  • high in anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • high in Vitamin C
  • contains Vitamin A
  • good source of B-complex vitamins
  • good source of minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium

Australian Recipe For Homemade Lemon Cordial / Lemonade

I think any recipe containing Australian Lemons has to a good one, but for this one you will need the following ingredients:

Approximately 6 large lemons
5 cups water (1.25 litres)
1kg white sugar
30 grams of citric acid

Grate the outer rind (skin) from 4 of the lemons and place it in a saucepan together with the water, sugar and citric acid.

Bring these ingredients to the boil over a medium to high heat.

While you are waiting for the ingredients in the saucepan to boil, take this time to juice all the lemons.

Make sure you stir the sugar syrup regularly to ensure the sugar has dissolved and does not burn on the bottom of the saucepan.

Take the saucepan with the sugar syrup off the heat and add the juice collected from the lemons

Allow the mixture to cool down before pouring into a suitable bottle. If you don’t like the look of the rind in the lemon cordial, you can easily strain it through a cloth.

To mix a beautifully refreshing lemon drink, place several pieces of ice into a tall glass and pour in 1 part cordial and 2 parts cold water, then stir briefly. Enjoy!

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Thank you! I will have to make this in the summer. It is winter here so having it will only make me colder :(. Thanks again!

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      aboutaustralia 6 years ago from Newcastle, New South Wales

      It's delicious rlaha, so refreshing during a hot summer. Hope you enjoy it :)

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Mmm! Sounds really good! Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it sometime!