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Simple Grapefruit Cordial

I normally make this cordial in small batches so it is consumed quickly. I cannot tell you if it lasts more than a couple of weeks as it never does in our house.

If you wish to make larger batches you will either need to add more sugar or properly heat treat the cordial for storage. I have on occasion made larger batches and heat treated them for storage. This has worked well.

To serve, pour the desired amount into a glass and top up with cold mineral water. Add ice and enjoy!

I used seven large grapefruit to produce one litre of juice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 1 litre freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 250 g white sugar
  • Mineral water and ice cubes to serve


  • Place the juice and sugar in a saucepan and place over a moderate heat.
  • Warm the juice, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved. Do not allow the juice to boil.
  • Remove from the heat and strain.
  • Bottle the cordial and store in the fridge.