My daughter Megan loves her water and milk but my son Ryan likes a drink of cordial.....not the best option for a cool drink! In the book Fed Up ( by Sue Dengate) there is a recipe for cordial, it does have a large amount of sugar in it but I only used 1/3 of a cup as opposed to 1 cup. It passed the taste test and now I'm no longer going to buy the "big brand cordial" with all the extra nasties in it. This will also save you loads of $$$$.
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon citric acid
Combine water and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add citric acid. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator. Dilute to taste with water or soda water before drinking.
Have a go and see what you think!