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Roses Lime Cordial Recipe (Copy Cat Recipe)

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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… and that is 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?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • 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!

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Homemade Roses Lime Cordial

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.
4.80 from 10 votes
Blend Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 limes freshly juiced


  • To a high speed blender: add the sugar, water, and lime juice. 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.


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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Posted in American, Cocktails, Drinks, For Entertaining, Gluten Free, Summer Recipes, The Herbeevore Recipes


  1. Tracy M

    I’m confused. Your post says you use a whole lime then the ingredients say 6 limes, juiced. How many whole limes are you adding to the 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar, 6??

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  3. SP

    4 stars
    I liked the idea of blending the fruit but didn’t find the proportions quite right. I adjusted to use 2 limes (quartered) plus the juice of one additional lime with only 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. This came pretty close to the taste of the Roses that I had on hand (but better!). It made about 1 cup of final product. My limes were perhaps on the small side but pretty typical for what’s available in grocery.

  4. Debbie Clayton

    4 stars
    It just wasn’t quite there. I live in the country and finding the good things in life isn’t always possible. The store had bars it lime juice and by mixing your recipe and that, it was pretty close. Thanks for your recipe.

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