Lingonberry Cordial

The tart lingonberry grows on low-growing evergreen bushes in northern climates. In addition to making tasty jam, lingonberries can also be used to make a refreshing drink. Add chilled plain or sparkling water and serve over ice.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 6½ lbs. fresh or frozen lingonberries
  • 1½ quarts water
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cups sugar


  • Wash and pick through the lingonberries, discarding any bad ones.
  • Place lingonberries in a large pitcher and crush with a potato masher to release juices. Stir in water and lemon juice, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 days, stirring every 12 hours.
  • Strain the lingonberry mixture, then stir in sugar in 1-cup increments.