Drink of the Week: Citrus Cordial
With as hot as it’s been around here lately, it’s time for something fresh on the taste buds. The taste of citrus will lighten things up for your guests instead of the usual beer and wine Try this one out for your spring or summer wedding!
Credit: Feasting on Art
- 5 c water
- 3 c vanilla sugar
- 1 bunch fresh mint
- 3 c juice of a combination of oranges and grapefruit
- juice of 2 lemons
- sparkling or still water to serve
Bring the sugar, water, and mint to a rolling boil in a large pot over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Once boiling reduce the heat to medium and boil for about 8 minutes.
Add the citrus juice and continue to simmer until the liquid thickens, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool and strain (I used my French press). Store in clean bottles and refrigerate. Will keep for 1 month.
To serve combine 1 TB of the cordial with a glass of cold water and stir to combine. Makes an excellent cocktail mixer.
*Makes 2 jars worth. Make in bulk prior and pour for each individual serving.