• Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 20m

Serves 4-6

For an array of fresh fruit drinks, see the Fresh Orange Cordial, Fresh Strawberry Fruit Cordial, and the Fresh Lime Cordial (pictured at right).


  • 3 cups water
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon Slices (for garnish)
  • Sprigs of fresh mint (for garnish)
  • Ice cubes


Combine water and lemon zest and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in sugar until dissolved. Let stand for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and chill thoroughly. Strain and serve over ice with lots of fresh mint and slices of lemon.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 851

nutrition information per serving

171 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 2mg sodium; 46g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Sign Up for Cooking.com Newsletters Here

Delicious recipes, easy meal ideas and holiday inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

Follow Cooking.com