Spiced Plum Cordial

This cordial makes a stunning centrepiece at any lazy lunch and takes full advantage of late summer and early autumn buckets of sweet plums. Spiced with warm cloves and lifted with fresh lemon juice, adjust the sugar to suit your tastes. Just make sure to save a splash for us!

Plum Cordial

Spiced Plum Cordial
Recipe Type: Drink
Author: [url href=”http://sydneyfeed.me/” target=”_blank” title=”Sydney Feed Me”]sydneyfeed.me[/url] as told to [url href=”/index.php/author/jenniferjenner/” target=”_blank” title=”Jennifer Jenner – author”]JJ[/url]
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Serves: makes 1.5 lt
This fruity cordial adds a lovely splash of colour and flavour to any bubbly beverage.
  • 20 plums
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar, or more/less to taste
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • juice of one lemon
  1. Quarter plums and remove stones.
  2. Place fruit, water, sugar and spices in a heavy sauce pan and simmer for 20 minutes until fruit has broken down.
  3. Remove spices, puree and strain through a fine sieve. Stir through lemon juice to taste. Pour into sterilised bottles to store.
To Serve
  1. Nice: Pour 1-2 Tbsp cordial into the bottom of a glass, top with sparkling wine or sparkling mineral water.
  2. Naughty: Pour 1-2 Tbsp over ice, top with 60 ml (2 shots) gin and club soda.




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About JJ

JJ is editor and co-founder of Seasonal Sunday Lunch. She is a recipe developer, photographer, stylist, marketing consultant, freelance writer and creator of the popular food blog 84th & 3rd. JJ believes food should be fun, healthy does not mean boring and if all else fails pie makes everything better. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.


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