The perfect drink for those warmer days, this homemade raspberry cordial from Jamie Oliver is so refreshing.
This recipe is made from only 3 ingredients, but it’ll work with almost any type of berry - rather than just raspberries, try using a mix of strawberries, blueberries and blackcurrants instead.
It’s so quick and easy to make, and once you’re done you can dilute it with water, soda or even Prosecco.
Servings: 1.2 litres
Prep time: 20 minutes
Put a saucepan over a medium heat then add the raspberries and 300ml of water.
Using a peeler, peel the zest from the lemons and add it to the pan.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the fruit has broken down. Make sure you stir the mixture regularly, and don’t let it boil.
Put a piece of kitchen roll at the bottom of a sieve, then strain the fruit-water mixture into a bowl.
Pour this mixture back into the pan, then add the sugar and the juice of both lemons.
Put the pan over a medium-low heat and cook the mixture. Stir it regularly until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour it into a sterilised bottle or jar.
To store: Once the juice has cooled down, put the bottle in a cool dark place for up to one month. To help it last a little longer, the bottle will also keep in the fridge.