D.I.Y. Lime Cordial

Lime Cordial is a sweet tart key ingredient for Gimlets. This will replace the corn syrup filled Roses Sweetened Lime that you can find at any liquor store.

Lime Cordial Recipe (Employee’s Only) 

  • 4 cups fresh lime juice
  • 2.5 cups agave nectar
  • 40 kaffir lime leaves

Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil. I also added the lime zest for an added…zest.

After you bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and keep there for 35 minutes or it has turned into a syrup.

Separate the solids

Allow the mixture to cool and bottle. I made some great custom labels to add a unique feel. These make great gifts. They should keep for a few weeks.


  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz lime cordial
  • lime wheel
  • Build in a iced rocks glass and garnish with lime



Author Description


Nick is a cocktail enthusiast from Royal Oak, Michigan. His passion started in college by converting his loft into a tiki bar and equipping it with a selection of tools, glassware and liquors that rivaled most local bars. He currently spends his time researching uncommon and forgotten drinks, reading bartending books and building his ever expanding selection of bitters.

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