Lime Concentrate Drink Recipe
So many commercial cordials are full of artificial chemicals such as colourings, flavourings, and preservatives. To make matters worse, they’re often advertised as being sugar-free, but then they contain artificial sweeteners – which certainly are of no benefit to your health.
This deliciousconcentrate is very simple to make and you get less than a teaspoon of sugar in a large glass of the drink, so the wonderful tartness of the juice is preserved. The gentle cleansing action of the citric acid and vitamin C is just what you need on a hot summer day after a strenuous afternoon in the garden or on the tennis court.
Makes about 1.7 litres or 60fl oz
450g or 1 lb caster sugar
450ml or 16 floz boiling water
25g or 1 oz citric acid
1. Squeeze the juice from the limes and lemons.
2. Mix the juices with all the other ingredients.
3. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
4. Cover in airtight glass containers.
5. Use about two tablespoons to each glass of water.
6. This concentrate keeps in the fridge for several weeks and can be frozen.
Lemons and limes are both rich in bioflavonoids, which are important protectors of the circulatory system. They also contain potassium, vitamin C, and the essential oil limonene. This combination stimulates the kidneys, increases the flow of urine, and has a gentle cleansing action.