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Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Lime Cordial

Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Lime Cordial

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1 serving

15 min

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250g sugar

8 oz/240 ml hot water (doesn’t have to be boiling; a minute and half in the microwave should do it)

1½ oz/45 ml fresh lime juice (measured by volume; it should be one large or two small lime’s worth)  

1½ oz/45 ml freshly grated lime peel (measured by volume; it should be one large or two small lime’s worth)

1 oz/30 ml citric acid (measured by volume); this requires kosher certification, but there are dozens of brands available with such certification—I used the OU-certified Modernist Pantry brand ($6 for 2oz on

Try this recipe:

1 ½ to 2 ounces of Plymouth Gin (any London Dry style works, but Plymouth works particularly well)

1 ounce of homemade Lime Juice Cordial (my old recipe called for ¾ oz of the Rose’s Lime Juice cordial)


Blend all ingredients in a blender on medium speed for 30 seconds. Strain with a fine strainer. Bottle and refrigerate.

With this elixir to hand, you can sling gimlets for yourself, friends and family that are truly and utterly sublime. This works a real treat in other cocktails too, like a Kamikaze.

Try this recipe:

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with hard cracked ice and shake until well chilled (12-15 seconds), strain into chilled cocktail (martini) glass or into an old-fashioned or rocks glass over ice.

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