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Roses Lime Cordial Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, 3 Ingredients)

This Homemade Rose’s Lime Cordial is great for making cocktails at home! 3 easy ingredients will jazz up any cocktail, margarita, or gin gimlet.

I love making gin gimlets, they are my go-to cocktail to make for parties, summer BBQs, or just for myself on a Friday night.  The classic ingredients are gin, Rose’s Lime Cordial Syrup… thats all! I like to top mine with a little seltzer for some bubbles, but its great with or without it.

This DIY Homemade Rose’s Lime Cordial Syrup is:

  • Sweet
  • Tart
  • Tangy
  • Bright
  • Citrusy
  • Made with 3 Ingredients
  • Great for gin gimlets, margaritas, or any cocktail with simple syrup.

A few years ago there was a nation-wide shortage of Rose’s Lime!  I remember being in Wisconsin for the 4th of July and unable to find any… and that lasted all summer.  Making your own is incredibly easy and only takes a few ingredients.  Never be without Rose’s lime cordial syrup again!

What Equipment Do I Need?

  • Vitamix or high-speed blender
  • Colander or fine mesh strainer, or a nut milk bag
  • Mason jar to store the syrup

Another benefit to making your own homemade Roses Lime Cordial is you can skip all the artificial ingredients in the real stuff: especially the corn syrup.  I have a good friend who is allergic to corn syrup, but loves my gimlets.  So this DIY version is made with just plain sugar, water, and a lime.  Nothing artificial here.

So What’s In This Homemade Lime Simple Syrup?

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • A whole lime, peel and all.

That’s it!  By blending all the ingredients together in a blender, you can DIY your own lime cordial syrup in a few minutes.  No trip to the store required!

Cocktails that Use Roses Lime Cordial:

Or use it in any recipe that calls for fresh lime juice – the flavor is absolutely perfect!

As always, if you make this roses lime cordial recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Homemade Roses Lime Cordial (Vegan, Gluten Free, 3 Ingredients)

Kelly Jensen
This Homemade Roses Lime Cordial is great for making cocktails at home! 3 easy ingredients will jazz up any cocktail, margarita, or gin gimlet.
5 from 7 votes
Blend Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • Vitamix or High Speed Blender


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on low for 1 minute, and increase speed until peel is completely dissolved.
  • Strain over a fine mesh colander into a mason jar.  Refrigerate and use within 1 week.
Keyword DIY Rose's Lime Cordial, DIY Rose's Lime Syrup, Homemade Rose's Lime Cordial, Homemade Rose's Lime Syrup
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Posted in American, Cocktails, Drinks, For Entertaining, Gluten Free, Recipe Index, Summer Recipes


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