Introduction: Raspberry and Blackberry Cordial

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In this instructable I will show you how to make my delicious homemade raspberry and blackberry cordial! It is yummy, refreshing, and super easy to make.

Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils

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You will need:

Ingredients:

1) Raspberries

2) Blackberries (if you don't have a bag of just blackberries it's easy to pick them out of a mixed berry bag)

3) Blueberries (you could also get these out of a mixed berry bag)

4) Water

5) Sugar

Utensils:

1) A large bowl

2) A sieve

3) A bottle (for storing your cordial in)

4) A funnel

5) A measuring cup

6) A small pot

7) A stove top

8) A wooden spoon


Step 2: Berries

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Measure out one cup of raspberries, one cup of blackberries, and one third of a cup of blueberries. Tip them all into the pot.

Step 3: Water and Sugar

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Next, measure out one and a half cups of cold water and one third of a cup sugar.

Add them to the berries and give it all a good mix.

Step 4: Boiling

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Once everything is in the pot, put it onto the stove and turn the element up to half-way. Let it sit until the water feels lukewarm, then stir constantly until it boils. When it starts to boil turn the element down to low and keep stirring for five more minutes. After the time is up, take it off and leave it until it is cool. Then sieve the mixture to get rid of the berries.

Step 5: Bottling

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Lastly, funnel the cordial into a bottle for storage - an old wine bottle works really well. When you're ready to drink it, I recommend you add between 1/4 - 1/3 cordial to 3/4 - 2/3 water (but in the end just mix according to taste). I hope you enjoyed this instructable - comment below and let me know what you think!

Comments

dlga made it! (author)2016-07-29

cheats way...put tayberries into elderflower cordial and shake daily ...a week later...good fruit to eat as well as the tayberry and elderflower cordial.... But I had made 25l of the sweet elderflower cordial by infusion as well in the spring...so tthiswas an experiment

ST NZ (author)dlga2016-07-29

Good idea, sounds yummy!

dlga (author)ST NZ2016-07-29

Well ....

Yours is the kosher method.. Your cordial will keep!! And anyone can do it with the kit you have listed.

I normally use the WMF juicer which does the job to a tee, let's you bottle hot juice or cordial into oven heated bottles and replicates your method.

ST NZ (author)dlga2017-01-28

Sounds good! thanks for commenting. :)

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