Raspberry Cordial is a sweet and tart drink made with fresh raspberries. You can drink it alone or add it to some soda water for a sparkling treat!
Fun and fancy drinks can make any occasion more festive! If you are looking for more delicious drink recipes, try our Homemade Sparkling Cider or Sparkling Berry Mojito Mocktails. We also love making Copycat Disneyland Mint Juleps!
I first heard of Raspberry Cordial when I read Anne of Green Gables. If you’ve never read it, I’ll give you a quick summary of the incident. Anne and her friend Diana are having a tea party and they are supposed to be drinking raspberry cordial. Instead, they mix it up with a bottle of currant wine. Anne’s adoptive mother comes home to find two very giggly, drunk young ladies. It is a sweet and silly scene, and I always wanted to know what Marilla’s Raspberry Cordial would taste like! I love making this recipe for special occasions. Sometimes we drink it as is, and other times we will mix it with soda water for a sparkling treat!
Make it a Tea Party
Raspberry Cordial is a kid-friendly drink that is perfect for playing tea party. Serve it with some of our favorite finger foods for a fancy little feast!
- Tea Sandwiches
- Mini Fruit Tarts
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Cheesecake Filling
- Phyllo Fruit Cups
- Triple Berry Cheesecake Bites
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Fresh Fruit and Veggies
Tips for Making Raspberry Cordial
- When you cook the raspberries down, the mixture will be filled with seeds and pulp. To make the raspberry syrup, you’ll need to pour it through a strainer. If you pour it through once, it will get rid of most of the seeds. Pouring it through more than once will get rid of more of the pulp. If you’re okay with pulp in your Raspberry Cordial, you only need to strain it once. It is just a matter of preference.
- You definitely want to let this chill in the fridge until it is completely cold. I would even make it the day before and chill it overnight if possible. This gives the flavors a chance to mix even more.
How to Make Raspberry Cordial
- Combine raspberries and sugar in a saucepan.
- Cook on medium-high heat until all the sugar has dissolved, about 20 minutes. Mash any remaining berry pieces.
- Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Strain twice if you want to ensure no pulp gets through. Add the lemon juice from two of the lemons.
- Boil the water, and then add it to the raspberry syrup in a large pitcher. Let the mixture cool, and then chill it all the way in the fridge.
- When you are ready to serve, slice the remaining lemon. Pour cordial into glasses and top with a lemon slice.