Orange Cordial

Orange Cordial

  • Servings: Makes 1 litre
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A simple, refreshing cordial - wonderful with sparkling water.


  • 12 large oranges
  • sugar
  • water
  • 2 tsp citric acid


  1. Wash the oranges.
  2. Using a potato peeler or paring knife, thinly pare the zest from 4 of the oranges.
  3. Squeeze the juice from all the fruit and strain to remove any pips or flesh.
  4. Measure the juice and set aside.
  5. Place the same quantity of water (as juice) into a pan, together with the sugar and orange zest.
  6. Stir well and gently heat until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool and allow the zest to infuse the water.
  8. Strain through a sieve, into a clean pan, and discard the zest.
  9. Add the reserved orange juice and bring back to the boil.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in the citric acid.
  11. Pour into warm sterilized bottles and seal.
  12. Refrigerate for up to 3 months.


  • For long term storage water bath for 10 minutes. Remove, cool, lable and store in a cool dark space for up to 12 months.
  • Use the citrus shells to make candied orange sticks.
  • Alternatively, dry the unused citrus shells for use in casseroles and fruit compotes.



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