Clementine and Lime Cordial

If, like us, you have piles of clementines hanging around after Christmas and you’re a bit fed up with the whole festive thing, you need to use them up fast! Here is an excellent way of using up the soft squidgy ones, using all their lovely scented sweetness. This would make a fabulous base for any number of refreshing drinks.

Clementine and Lime (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)


makes one bottle

– juice and zest of 6 clementines
– juice and zest of 2 limes
– 300g caster sugar
-300ml water

– place all the ingredients in a pan, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until sticky.
– strain into a sterilised bottle.
– leave to cool, then cover and keep in the fridge.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. eclecticlamb says:

    This looks amazing!

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    1. lucylox says:

      Oh what a lovely surprise – thank you so much! x

  3. Somer says:

    I can’t imagine how you would have the patience to zest the little clementines 😉 Their skin is so thin and soft! Love this as I love everything you make!

    1. lucylox says:

      It was quite tricky – but definitely worth it 🙂

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      Thanks for the message – I’d love to participate. I’ll be checking it out this eve!
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  5. Sophie33 says:

    MMMM! I love it!

  6. Juan says:

    What do you mean until sticky?
    How would you recommend using this?

    1. lucylox says:

      Until reduced and syrupy – I use it mixed with water as a refreshing drink 🙂

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