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Feijoa syrup

This feijoa syrup is an delicious and creative way to use left over feijoa skin from other recipes. Makes a refreshing drink or an aromatic cocktail!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Kiwi, New Zealand
Keyword: Feijoa drink, feijoa recipe, Fruit cordial, Fruit syrup


  • 6 cups (750gms) tightly packed feijoa skins
  • 2 cups (500mls) water
  • 2 cups (440gms) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice


  • If not already done so, cut the flower tips off the feijoa skins. Cut into pieces.
  • Add the sugar and water to a pot and stir well.
  • Add cut feijoa skins and stir well.
  • Bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer, put a lid on the pot and simmer for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add the lime juice. Strain through a fine sieve.
  • To drink dilute one part with about 3 parts water, depending on how strong you like your drink.
  • Store in a clean bottle in the fridge to up to five days or freeze in ice cubes for up to two months.