Old Fashioned Raspberry Cordial – A Sweet Cocktail Sipper for Adults

This old fashioned raspberry cordial recipe is as traditional as it gets and an easy way to enjoy the raspberry harvest for months to come. A homemade raspberry cordial recipe is full in flavor and extremely easy to make. Not to mention, it is an excellent adult sipper or mixer for many cocktails.

old fashioned raspberry cordial

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Raspberry season is not complete until this homemade raspberry cordial is made. Well, that and this recipe for raspberry-jalapeno jam. Then, and only then, can the raspberry season come to a close.

I’m a huge fan of using alcohol to preserve foods. Alcohol creates a superb flavor which often leaves you wanting more. For example, home canned bourbon peaches. Drunken peaches contain a hint sweet bourbon with summertime peaches. There is no better combination than the marriage of these two items.

A Kid Friendly Raspberry Cordial

We can’t forget about the kids, especially ones who adore Anne of Green Gable as much as my daughter does.

When Lola began reading Anne of Green Gables there was an instant infatuated about not knowing what raspberry cordial was. Her infatuation quickly turned into action, allowing for a virgin version of this recipe to be made.As a matter of fact, Lola made this kid friendly raspberry cordial independently, without my assistance. Bring the kids into the kitchen, there’s no better time than during berry season.

KID FRIENDLY RASPBERRY CORDIAL

Homemade Cordial Options

Making cordials is a deliciously fun experience. Experiment with various fruit and berry blends to create unique flavors. In addition to playing with fruit combinations, alternate the type of alcohol used.

BERRIESFRUITSALCOHOLS
RaspberriesCherriesVodka
BlackberriesPineapplesBrandy
HuckleberriesCitrusBourbon
BlueberriesApplesRum
StrawberriesPeaches & other Stone FruitWhiskey
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING CORDIALS

In addition to making cordials, homemade wines, such as homemade dandelion wine, is a great addition to have on hand.

Old Fashioned Raspberry Cordial

Initially, throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth century, cordials were made using fruit juices or through the infusion of flowers and leaves. Honey was used as a sweetener and alcohol, whatever was available, was added.

The process has not changed much over time. However, the desire to create cordials with leaves (herbs) has gone to the wayside for many.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh Raspberries
  • 1 cup organic granulated Sugar
  • 4 cups Premium Vodka

Equipment

  • quart or half gallon mason jars
  • fine mesh sieve
  • swing top bottles

Instructions

  1. In a quart mason jar, add sugar.
  2. Gently add fresh raspberries, taking care to not pack the fruit.
  3. Fill the jar with premium vodka, making sure to cover the fruit.
  4. Each day for a week, gently shake the jar to assist the sugar in dissolving.
  5. Store in a cool, dark location making sure to gently shake the mixture once a week. Allow the mixture to infuse for 2 months gently shake the mixture once a week.
  6. The longer the cordial is allowed to rest, the better the flavor. feel free to let it rest longer than a month. The choice is yours.

Strain the Fruit

  1. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain raspberries from mixture into a clean mason jar or swing top bottle
  2. Store bottled raspberry cordial in a cool, dark location

Printable Recipe – Old Fashion Raspberry Cordial

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Old Fashion Raspberry Cordial

This old fashion raspberry cordial recipe is as traditional as it gets and an easy way to enjoy the raspberry harvest for months to come. A homemade raspberry cordial recipe is full in flavor and extremely easy to make. Not to mention, it is an excellent adult sipper or mixer for many cocktails.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 d
Resting Time21 d
Total Time28 d 10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade raspberry cordial, old fashioned raspberry cordial, raspberry cordial, raspberry cordial recipe
Servings: 1 quart
Cost: $35

Equipment

  • quart or half gallon mason jars
  • fine mesh Sieve
  • swing top bottles

Ingredients

  • 1 quart Raspberry fresh
  • 1 cup Organic Sugar
  • 4 cups Premium Vodka

Instructions

  • In a quart mason jar, add sugar.
  • Gently add fresh raspberries, taking care to not pack the fruit.
  • Fill the jar with premium vodka, making sure to cover the fruit.
  • Each day for a week, gently shake the jar to assist the sugar in dissolving.
  • Store in a cool, dark location making sure to gently shake the mixture once a week. Allow the mixture to infuse for 2 months gently shake the mixture once a week.
  • The longer the cordial is allowed to rest, the better the flavor. feel free to let it rest longer than a month. The choice is yours.

Notes

Feel free to experiment with various fruits and alcohol. Another great pairing, cherries and brandy, bourbon and peaches.
Serve as a dessert cocktail sipper, mix with lemonade, add a splash to ice tea, or mix with sparkling water..
 

Another favorite homemade adult beverage is homemade Irish cream liquor. This recipe is extremely easy to make, and it will need to be made often!

old fashioned raspberry cordial

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