Raspberry Cordial Recipe

Author: Natasha Hermann

Too bad it wasn’t actual Raspberry Cordial that Diana Barry was drinking! We’re sure it would have been much more appetizing than currant wine.

Here is a recipe for real Raspberry Cordial that will have you in exclamations of appreciation, not dissimilar to Diana’s!

Diana drinking currant wine
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  • 500g fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (around 3 lemons)
  • 12 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • approximately 400ml cool water


  1. Wash raspberries and place them in a large bowl
  2. Squeeze lemons, then pour the juice through a strainer onto the raspberries. Mix gently.
  3. Boil 12 cups of water in a large pot
  4. Stir sugar into boiling water until it dissolves
  5. Pour liquid onto raspberries
  6. Cover mixture and let steep in refrigerator for 24 hours
  7. Take mixture from fridge and pass it through a sieve to remove the seeds
  8. Use a potato masher to press the raspberries and extract as much of the juice as possible
  9. Add approximately 400ml of cool water to the raspberry mush to help extract natural flavours and colours
  10. Strain mixture until all pulp and seeds are removed
  11. Place drink in your and enjoy (responsibly!)

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