River Cottage Australia



The perfect refreshment for a sunny afternoon.


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1.2kg blood oranges

  • Wedges of lime, to garnish

  • Sprigs of mint, to garnish


  • 1.

    Make a sugar syrup by placing the water and sugar into a medium sized saucepan. Zest the blood oranges and add the zest to the syrup. Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has thickened slightly. Transfer to a large jug. Allow to cool.

  • 2.

    Juice the blood oranges and add the juice to the syrup.  Mix well, sieve and store in sterilized bottles.

  • 3.

    To serve, mix 1 part blood orange cordial and 2 parts water or soda water, and serve chilled with a wedge of lime.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 352kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 90g
  • Sugar 85g
  • Sodium 3mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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