Recipe For Grapefruit Cordial

I love how one word can have so many meanings! Being cordial means amongst other things being pleasant. When I deal with suppliers I try to be as cordial as possible. What makes me wonder, is why some people ignore polite emails when they are actually complaints. I recently took on a new product range but my clients were unhappy with the products and asked me to not stock this range of body products any more. The Beautiful Earth products were to replace The Victorian Garden range I was no longer stocking. My customers were unhappy with the shampoo but as I would rather stock one range of body products I decided to not stock any of their products. When I sent them an amiable email telling them my customers were complaining about the products, they did not ask me what the complaint was. They merely replied saying they would take me off their data base. I found that so strange, but as I had only placed one order with them I left it at that. But when I told a supplier I have been dealing with since 2009 that my customers were complaining about the consistency of her product range I expected some sort of response. Better Earth has been a regular supplier of household products and I love using them as I love the ethos behind the company. But, my complaint has been met with silence. Kerry has not emailed me back or called me to find out more about the complaint. As I needed to supply my customers with products they are happy with I turned to Earth Sap who do both body and  household products. I can only hope my relationship with them will be more than cordial. Now, let us turn to the noun which means a sweet fruit-flavoured drink. This grapefruit cordial is not too sweet and is extremely refreshing.

Grapefruit Cordial
Grapefruit Cordial

Grapefruit Cordial
 
Mix this not too sweet grapefruit cordial with soda water for an extremely refreshing drink.
Ingredients
  • 125mls water
  • 100g sugar - I used fructose
  • zest of 1 grapefruit
  • 250mls grapefruit juice
  • 5mls citric acid
Method
  1. Place the water and sugar into a small sauce pan
  2. Over a medium heat, stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved
  3. Bring to the boil and leave to bubble away for 5 minutes
  4. Add the zest and the juice and bring back to the boil
  5. Leave to simmer on a medium heat for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from the heat and add the citric acid
  7. Strain into a sterilized glass bottle
  8. Leave to cool before storing in the fridge
My Notes
Use with soda water at a ratio of 5:1. Add a tot of Campari for a cocktail.

 

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Grapefruit Cordial

  1. I made it yesterday & loved it so much! It was just right! A big Yum! x

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    1. So glad to read this Sophie 🙂

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  2. KP keeps buying commercial cordials which I hate so this is timely …

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    1. They are so easy to make at home so I hope you enjoy them Sally 🙂

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  3. I need to try this. I usually make lime cordial and this one sounds and looks soooo good.

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    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for the visit 🙂

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  4. Grapefruit bug juice. Yarm! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Anna 🙂

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  5. Damn delicious and refreshing drink!!!
    a little bit of liquor like vodka made it kicking even more i think…

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    1. I think so too Dedy 🙂

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  6. This is so refreshing, Tandy! Lol, on the “cordial” legend. So many meanings!

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    1. That is what I love about language 🙂

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  7. Ooh I love this cordial, I need to try this! 😀
    Delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Hi Tandy, sounds like they need to hire people that care about their products. Love this grapefruit cordial. We have a grapefruit tree, fruit should be ripe in January, February, will save this for then.

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    1. Sadly I was dealing with the owner! You are so lucky to have a grapefruit tree. I so want to have my own citrus trees 🙂

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  9. What an elegant drink Tandy! To be served at a shower brunch for sure. And when I think of cordials, I always think of Anne of Green Gables….silly of me.

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    1. It would be perfect for a shower brunch, thank you Laura 🙂

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  10. This looks lovely and refreshing Tandy.

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    1. Thank you Rachel 🙂

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  11. Gosh how can you run a business without asking for feedback. It may be hard to take but it’s so necessary! Fabulous looking cordial Tandy 🙂

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    1. Totally necessary!

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