Lime Cordial

The lovely Vanessa was down to visit for the weekend and, kindly, brought my birthday present with her, part of which was a fascinating looking book called The Spirits by Richard Godwin, ‘A guide to modern cocktails’. Flicking through the book I looked up the cocktail The Gimlet as it is a particular favourite of mine. In the description of the cocktail the author gives a recipe and instructions for making you own lime cordial. So I thought I’d give it a go! It’s easy to do and surprisingly effective. (And, needless to say, I did make myself a gimlet with it afterwards!)

Zest and juice of 4 limes
200g of golden caster sugar
100ml of water
1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
2-3 green cardamom pods (optional)
1 teaspoon of lemon salt

Place the lime zest, water, coriander seeds and cardamom pods in a saucepan. Heat slowly until it starts to boil.

When it bubbles remove it from the heat and add the sugar, stirring until it is fully dissolved.

Strain into a non-metallic bowl. Add a teaspoon of the lemon salt and stir until dissolved.

Finally add the juice of four limes and stir well. Viola! Lime cordial!




About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate (also Neil) and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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