glasses of raspberry cordial.

Homemade Raspberry Cordial

Easy to make refreshing homemade raspberry cordial that will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.  
Dilute to taste with still or sparkling water. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Keyword cordial, fruit squash, raspberry, soft drink
Skill Level Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 glasses
Calories 79kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 500 g raspberries
  • 250 g golden caster sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 limes finely grated zest and juice
  • ice and raspberries to serve


  • Place the raspberries in a large saucepan and add the sugar, water and lime zest, then heat gently stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  • Continue to cook gently for a few minutes until the raspberries are very soft about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes then stir in the lime juice.
  • Allow to cool completely and then strain the mixture through a fine sieve or coarse sieve lined with muslin. Allow to stand until all the juice has dripped through.
  • Pour into sterilised bottles. Seal and allow to cool then chill until required
  • Diluted to taste with still or sparkling water. Serve over ice and decorate with a few extra raspberries if desired.



To steralise the bottles wash in warm hot soapy water and rince well. Place the wet bottle on a tray, heat the oven to 140℃ (120℃  fan)/275°F /gas 1 and put the bottle in the oven for about 10 minutes. To steralise the lid place in simmering water for about 5 minutes.
Nutrition information is calculated using an online nutrition database - is approximate and is meant as a guideline only. 


Serving: 30ml | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg