Monday, April 26, 2010

Raspberry cordial

In the movie "Anne of Green Gables" (love it and the book) Anne invites her best friend Diana over to tea. By a mistake, Anne serves Diana currant wine instead of the cordial.  A simple mistake as they are both the same color. Diana finds the wine delicious and drinks three full glasses and staggers home drunk to the dismay of Anne.

After hearing about raspberry cordial, I wondered, what does it taste like?  The only way to find out was to find a recipe and make it.

With this quick recipe you can use fresh or frozen raspberries.  I didn't have enough frozen berries so I went to Costco and found some fresh ones.

Put the sugar and the berries into a saucepan and cook it until

the sugar dissolves.

Pour into a strainer

and mash the mixture to get the juice.

add lemon juice and stir.

Once the boiling water has been added, cool and then refrigerate.

After taking a sip of this drink, all I can say is I need to plant some raspberry bushes and thank you L.M Montgomery for introducing me to raspberry cordial and Anne Shirley

Raspberry Cordial
Adapted from

19 oz of fresh or frozen raspberries

1 1/4 sugar

4 cups of boiling water

juice of two lemons-I used large lemons.

Add the sugar and raspberries into a saucepan and cook until the sugar is dissolved.  About 20-25 minutes.  Pour the mixture into a strainer and mash.   To completely remove the seeds, you may want to strain it again by pouring it through a fine mesh strainer.  Discard pulp.

Add the strained juice of two lemons and stir. 

Add 4 cups of boiling water, stir and let cool before refrigerating.


  1. This raspberry cordial looks refreshing and nice presentation. I enjoyed the Anne Of Green Gables movies and series. They were wholesome fun and part of my childhood too.

  2. This made me so happy and nostalgic for my childhood. I loved those books and the movies. I will be making this soon..what a perfect summer drink!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments everyone! The cordial is very refreshing and would make a great summer drink on a hot day.

  4. sounds delicious! welcome to the foodie blogroll!