Blackcurrant cordial

This easy recipe is a great way to use up a pick-your-own glut of blackcurrants and makes a refreshing summer drink

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:6 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 46
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 0.3g
  • protein 0.1g
  • salt 0g


  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • zest and juice 2 lemons
  • 450g blackcurrants


  1. Put the sugar in a large saucepan with 300ml water. Bring to a simmer then add the lemon zest and juice followed by the blackcurrants. Cook the mixture over a medium heat until the blackcurrants start to soften and burst.

  2. Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin into a clean, heatproof jug then transfer to sterilised bottles. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month.

  3. Serve approx. 25ml of cordial per 100ml sparkling or still water, or dilute to taste.

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