Monday, April 26, 2010
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.
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
Adapted from recipezaar.com
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.