Strawberry Cordial

dear diary,

Recently I came across a recipe for some strawberry cordial. As we are in the middle of this year’s strawberry season and I love cordials I thought why not try and make some.

I am loving the result and thought I must absolutely share this very easy peasy recipe with you, my dearest loop-di-loop-makers.

So here goes…

Strawberry Cordial


You will need:

1kg strawberries, destalked and roughly chopped

1kg granulated sugar

600ml red wine vinegar

How To:

Put the strawberries and sugar into a large bowl. Stir to combine and leave to macerate in the fridge for 3 days, stirring every 12hours (or there about).

Next: Pour everything into a large pan, stir in the vinegar and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Then bring to the boil for 1 min, leave to stand for 10 min.

Next: Strain the mixture through a muslin cloth, discard the fruit and pour liquid into sterilised bottles and seal.

Dilute with sparkling water for every day drinking or with champagne for a special occasion.

Once opened, it will keep in the fridge for up to a month.