All summer and into fall there will be many different fruits that will be ripened and at heir peak for flavor. Why not make Make and preserve your own cordials to put up so you can enjoy those ripe fruit flavors all winter long. You can use what ever fruits are available in your area. In my area I can use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries,raspberries and most of the fruits with pits like peaches, apricots, melons, grapes and any others i can find. In fall I could make them from apples and citrus fruits.
If you can find ripe passion fruit, mangos or pretty much any other fruit that has juice in it you can make a cordial with it. hen you use your cordial you will add a little of the cordial to water, sparkling water or even wine or champagne, so you can really enjoy your cordials in the dead of winter and reward yourself with that sweet taste of summer. When you add the cordial to your choice of beverage you add untill it reaches the fruit taste and sweetness level you like best, usually around 1 ounce to 6 ounces of beverage.
Many people make their cordials by heating chopped fruit in simple syrup and then straining it into the bottles but Vivien Lloyd shares how she makes it and she actually chops the fruit and then puts it in a bowls in a pan of water like a double boiler set up and cooks the fruit a little more gently to keep more of the color (which can also be done by adding a little lemon juice) Then strains it and adds the sugar and reheats the juice. She explains how to water bath can it so you can save it for winter. This is a great way to save that fruity taste while all the fruits are ripe and sweet.