This Wild Cherry Cordial recipe requires barely any ingredients and is whipped up in 20 minutes.

I was gifted a bottle of the precious liquid a couple of weeks ago from a lovely friend. Everyone guzzled it so quickly that I’ve been forced to make more.

Super quick to make and all natural ingredients

It is so much easier to make than you would ever imagine and you have the advantage of knowing exactly what goes into it. Yes it does have sugar in it but nothing like the volume in a store-bought mix and none of the other rubbish either. If you don’t have wild cherries then frozen cherries from the freezer aisle make a fantastic alternative.

This cordial keeps well in the fridge and makes a great gift for a fellow foodie.

Wild Cherry Cordial
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This fresh and delicious cordial is summer in a glass. It's great to pack for a picnic, perfect for a summer BBQ and tastes amazing with soda water, prosecco or even a cheeky gin!

Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Litre approx
  • 1 kg Ripe Cherries Frozen cherries work well as an alternative
  • 300 gm Caster Sugar
  • 1 Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 Litre Water
  1. Wash the cherries and set them aside to dry

  2. Put the cherries along with the lemon zest and juice, caster sugar and water into a large saucepan or preserving pan

  3. Stir gently and bring slowly to the boil

  4. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes

  5. Allow to cool and press the mixture through a sieve extracting as much of the juice as you possibly can - this is precious stuff

  6. Bottle in sterilised bottles (a run through a hot dishwasher cycle does the trick) and keep in the fridge.

  7. Dilute with soda water, still water or lemonade for the kids. For the adults - how about pairing it with prosecco or even a sneaky G&T or vodka!

  8. Enjoy

Cherries and cherry cordial on green board