Blackcurrant Cordial

Serves 8


  • 400g British Blackcurrants defrosted
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 1 lemon – zest and juice

Total time required: 30 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


    1. Place the blackcurrants, sugar and water into a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
    2. Once sugar has dissolved bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Add the juice and skin of the lemon and bring the syrup back to a simmer for a further 5 minutes.
    4. Let the cordial cool and pass through a fine sieve.
    5. Pour the cordial into sterilised bottles, cool and keep refrigerated until needed.
    6. Serve diluted to taste with sparking water and ice cubes.