We served this wonderful Anne of Green Gables Raspberry Cordial at a dinner party on Saturday. It was intended as an elegant alternative to the wine and I noticed throughout the evening that my carefully selected Oregon wines were ignored by wine lovers in favor of this delightful raspberry drink. Well I can't really blame them - it is very good. You can make it with frozen raspberries this time of year. It would be perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Make your own cordials. I've always wanted to try raspberry cordial after reading Anne of Green Gables. "Diana poured herself out a tumblerful, looked at its bright-red hue admiringly, and then sipped it daintily. 'That's awfully nice raspberry cordial, Anne,' she said. 'I didn't know raspberry cordial was so nice.'"
Anne of Green Gables Raspberry Cordial ~ Ingredients: one four litre pail of freshly picked, cleaned raspberries ; 4 cups boiling water ; ½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice ; 2 cups granulated sugar ; ½ cup of honey
Raspberry Cordial • Serves 6. • Ingredients: • 2- 12 oz. bags of frozen raspberries (I used Trader Joe’s organic) • 1 cup sugar • 4 cups water • 4 medium lemons • fresh raspberries to garnish ••• Adapted from Diana Barry’s Favourite Raspberry Cordial by Kate Macdonald in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook - (Less Sugar)