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Matt Stone's strawberry and lime cordial

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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Low fat per serve
  • Nut free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Peanut free
  • Dairy free
  • Seafood free
  • Lactose free

“Homemade cordial is a great way to use up overripe fruit and leftover citrus peel. I love strawberry and lime, but you can try rhubarb and orange, or peach and mango in summer, too.” Matt Stone

  • Makes3, cups
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes, + cooling & chilling time
Matt Stone's strawberry and lime cordial


  • 500g strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 2 limes, rind peeled avoiding white pith
  • 1 cinnamon stick or quill, or 1 whole star anise (optional)
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Sparkling water, to serve
  • Mint sprigs, to serve (optional)

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  1. Step 1

    Place the strawberry, sugar, lime rind, cinnamon or star anise, if using, and 2 cups (500ml) water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 mins or until the syrup thickens slightly. Set aside to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Strain the cordial through a fine sieve into a sterilised jar or bottle and seal. Place in the fridge to chill. Discard the lime rind and cinnamon or star anise. Use the back of a spoon to push the strawberry pulp through the sieve into an airtight container (store the pulp in the fridge for up to 3 days and use to top porridge or ice cream).
  3. Step 3

    Fill serving glasses with ice and pour over 2 tbs cordial. Top with sparkling water and mint, if using. Store any leftover cordial in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 322kJ/77 Cals (4%)

Protein: 0.2g (0%)

Fat: 0g (0%)

Sat fat: 0g (0%)

Carb: 20g (6%)

Sugar: 20g (22%)

Fibre: 1g (3%)

Sodium: 0mg (0%)

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