Recipe For Lemon, Lime And Bitters

My friend Kim lives in Perth and I have been very fortunate to have been able to visit her to see where she lives. The first time I was there she drank lemon, lime and bitters, which I had never heard of before. I love the name of the drink but not having ever tasted it as it has sucrose, I had to use my imagination to create something at home. Traditionally this is a drink made with lemonade, lime cordial and Angostura bitters. I love bitters in my gin and tonics, and even just in plain soda water as a refreshing change to what I drink. Being on a cordial kick at present I decided to make a cordial using the ingredients as suggested by the name lemon, lime and bitters, rather than what the drink should be made of. The result was the most addictive cordial I have ever tasted. I mixed it into my water bottle at a ratio far higher than what I normally would do, and I could not get enough! It is sweet and tangy and very syrupy. I am looking forward to summer weather, and using this to flavour an ice cold G&T.

Lemon, Lime And Bitters
Lemon, Lime And Bitters

 

5.0 from 2 reviews
Lemon, Lime And Bitters
 
This cordial mix is so amazing, you will find any excuse to have a drink to use it.
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Ingredients
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Sugar - I used fructose
  • 10 dashes Angasturo bitters (or more to taste)
Method
  1. Juice the lemon and lime into a measuring jug and make a note of the mls
  2. Place into a saucepan
  3. Weigh the sugar to be the same as the juice (i.e. if the juice measures 100mls you need 100g sugar)
  4. Add to the juice and place the saucepan on a high heat
  5. Stir to dissolve and then bring to the boil
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Remove from the heat and add the zest
  8. Leave to cool
  9. Add the bitters and stir
  10. Place into a sterilized glass bottle
  11. Store in the fridge
  12. Strain into a glass with water or soda water, adding enough for your taste buds, I like mine strong
My Notes
Reduce the sugar by 10% if you don't want it sweet. This makes a very syrupy cordial.

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28 thoughts on “Recipe For Lemon, Lime And Bitters

  1. This drink sounds ideal to drink in warm hot weather!

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    1. It is indeed Sophie 🙂

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  2. I totes thought LLB was a everywhere drink. I love lemon, lime and bitters too! Such a refreshing bevie. Just went to the bar and ordered me one.

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    1. I love Aussie speak Anna, it always brings a smile to my face 🙂

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  3. What a refreshing drink
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    1. Thanks so much 🙂

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  4. I think this might be a great drink mix I try out on my girlfriends when we get together on Black Friday. Very nice

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Kay 🙂

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  5. Oh, I love your take on this Aussie/Kiwi favourite – Tandy.
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    1. Thanks Rachel!

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  6. Wow I didn’t know you could make your own recipe for this, it is only my favourite drink 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. I am sure it is not exactly the same but if you try it, you can let me know 🙂

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  7. A great use for bitters – I have a bottle lurking that I have only used a few splashes of!

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    1. Bitters has to be the one ingredient that lasts a lifetime 😉

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  8. I’ve never thought of enjoying bitters without alcohol, but this sounds so tasty!

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    1. It makes a change 😉

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  9. Hi Tandy, this drink sounds refreshing, perfect for anytime of the year.
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    1. It is very refreshing Cheri 🙂

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  10. Anything with lemon or lime in it wins over my heart! Just love those flavors. Can only imagine this drink is amazing for that reason. Have a lovely week!
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    1. Thank you Laura, have a super week as well 🙂

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  11. Sounds like a fabulous cordial Tandy.
    Have a super afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy 🙂

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  12. I love lemon, lime and bitters too! I thought it was a universal thing but clearly not 🙂 Clever idea making your own Tandy!
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    1. I have recently seen it here Lorraine, but never in Europe 🙂

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  13. This sounds so refreshing Tandy. I must give it a try! 🙂 xx

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    1. And a healthy alternative for the kids 🙂

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  14. Mmm, I love Lemon Lime and Bitters!! I never had it until I visited in New Zealand, and now that I’m in Oz, I’m smitten. I’d love to try my hand at making it at home. 🙂
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    1. I am sure you will love my version Krista 🙂

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