Raspberry Cordial


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes2 cups
*PLUS cooling time
Raspberry Cordial

(Photo: Erik Putz; Produced by: Sun Ngo; Food styling: Ashley Denton; Prop styling: Madeleine Johari)

A homegrown alternative to lemonade, this summery drink works just as well with frozen fruit as fresh.


  • 600 g fresh or frozen raspberries

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • ice

  • soda water


  • Combine raspberries with sugar and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Gently boil until slightly syrupy, about 20 min. Remove from heat and strain liquid into a jar. Cool completely, and then stir in lemon juice.

  • To serve, pour ¼ cup cordial into a glass and top with ice and soda water to taste. Refrigerate syrup in a sealed jar for up to 1 week.

Kitchen tip

Don’t discard strained raspberries! Store in a sealed container in the fridge to serve on leftover potato rolls or scones.