Raspberry Cordial-A Kid Friendly Recipe
This kid friendly raspberry cordial allows you and your child the opportunity to create a non-alcoholic raspberry beverage. This bonding opportunity begins at harvesting the berries and progresses to creating this delightful sipper. An amazing opportunity to create memories for all involved.
- 4 pints Raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup Lemon Juice fresh or bottled
- 3 cups Sugar
- 12 cups Water
Wash fresh raspberries well, removing any stems or leaves
In a large non-reactive bowl add raspberries and lemon juice. Gently folding in the raspberries until they are coated with the lemon juice.
Bring to boil the water and sugar. Allow the liquid to boil until the sugars is completely dissolved.
Remove the sugar water from heat, gently pour the liquid over the raspberries. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
Once thorough cooled, cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Using a fine sieve and bottle funnel strain the raspberries from the liquid into a mason jar or swing top bottle. Reserve the sweetened berries into a separate bowl.
Once bottled store the kid friendly cordial into the refrigerator.
Canning Raspberry Juice
Prepare the raspberry juice concentrate as instructed.
Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the berry from the liquid into clean pint size mason jars. It is important to only can the liquid, adding a coffee filter will help to ensure no berries enter the juice concentrate.
Wipe jar rim with a clean, damp dishtowel, add warmed lids, and rings to finger tight.Process in a steam canner or hot water bath canner based on your altitude, see chart in article.
The reserved sweetened raspberries make for an excellent dessert topper, such as, on top of ice-cream. If not used immediately divide the raspberries into serving portions and freeze for later use.
To lessen the sweetness of the kid friendly beverage 1 part cordial to 1 part water, kefir water, or seltzer water.
This recipe can be canned and enjoyed in the winter months. Simply hot water bath or steam can the liquid for 10 minutes and store in a cool dark location.