Orange Summer Sunset

A thirst quencher for any summer sunset picnic.




PREP TIME 30 minutes

COOK TIME 10-15 minutes



  • 500ml Huletts White Sugar
  • 500ml pomegranate or Cranberry juice
  • Drop of food colour
  • 1 to 2 dashes rose or orange blossom water

Citrus Jellies

  • 3 Oranges
  • Approximately 250 ml Pomegranate or Cranberry juice
  • 45 ml Huletts sugar
  • 15 ml gelatine



  1. Place sugar and juice in a saucepan.
  2. Stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 10 -15 minutes.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool. Add the rose water and a little food colour if needed.
  4. Place in a clean glass bottle.

Citrus Jellies

  1. Cut the oranges in half.
  2. Juice the oranges keeping the shells. You will need to remove the pith with a knife or spoon.
  3. Strain the juice and place it in a measuring jug. Fill up the jug with the juice to the 2 cup measure.
  4. Warm the juice in a saucepan with the sugar and gelatine until it is dissolved.
  5. Place the ½ shell oranges in a muffin tin for balance and fill with the gelatine juice.
  6. Place in the fridge to set.
  7. Once set cut into segments.

Preparing the drink

  1. Place 30 - 40 ml of prepared cordial in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Using the back of a spoon pour the orange juice over the cordial to make 2 defined shades in the glass.
  3. Add ice if desired and serve with a swizzle stick or long spoon with the jellies on the side.

Top tips

Summer Cordial Tip

The cordial can be used as a drizzle over ice-cream.


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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g