January 15
Raspberry Basil & Lime Cordial

Raspberry Basil & Lime Cordial

I don’t like buying commercially brought cordial for my kids.  However, I still treat them to cordial that I make.  It’s still loaded with sugar, but it’s a controlled amount of sugar.  It also does not contain anything artificial added like colours or flavours.

We do make quite a few different cordials, but really only make it in summer time as we like to serve it with icy cold water or with ice cubes.  They are lovely in bubbly soda water or flat filtered water.

However this is our family favourite, as we love the herbaceous tang from the basil.  If you have fresh limes, it’s also lovely to add a little fresh lime juice into your water with the cordial.

A bottle of homemade cordial also makes a really lovely gift at Christmas or even if you are popping over to a friends place for a catch up over summer.  You can present it in a small stopper top bottle with or without a tag and some ribbon.  The recipe makes approximately 450ml, so you can make a batch and divide it between a couple of smaller bottles, or double the batch and gift it in a larger bottle.

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If you want to buy Basil & Lime essential oils, then click here to go straight to my secure web selling page.  Start using these oils not only for their many properties, but to also make my super tasty essential oil infused cordial.  When making the cordial, I recommend that you only use 1 drop of Basil and 2 drops of Lime for the first batch, then go for the 2 and 4 drops if you want it to have a little more bang.

Raspberry Basil & Lime Cordial

Prep time Total time
20 mins 20 mins

Author: Tracey Francis of Essential Olie


Thermal Method

  1. Place all ingredients into the Thermomix bowl.
  2. Cook 15 mins / 90 c / speed 1.
  3. Mix 10 seconds / speed 4.
  4. Strain through a sieve into a large jug and allow cool before pouring into a 500ml glass bottle then secure with a lid and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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