Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Allergy free lime and rosewater cordial recipe

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp citric acid
  • 1 tsp tartaric acid
  • Juice of 10 limes
  • 3 tsp natural rosewater (or to taste)
  • Rind of 4 limes, pith removed and cut into pieces

  • In a small bowl, stir acids and sugar together.
  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil then add the sugar mixture.
  • Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add juice and rosewater as well as the cut rind and stir mixture well.
  • Turn the heat back on.
  • Allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover and allow to cool.
  • Strain the lime rinds and pour into an empty, sterilised bottle with tight-fitting lid.
  • Refrigerate.

  • This doesn't make a lot of cordial so a medium sized bottle will likely do. 
  • Be sure to sterilise the bottle. Boil water in the bottle for 6-8 minutes in the microwave.


  1. wow you made it! did you like the it? I wish I could have a sip

    1. It is so very nice. I'm thinking though, that the next time I make it I will add a little more rosewater in.
      Thanks for that idea. It is a winner.