"We think she's the best cordial maker in Sydney not only because she makes delicious, old school cordial but is one of the few that is committed to using seasonal, local produce and no preservatives."


How it started

The original lemon cordial has been in Katie's family for generations. Katie gave a bottle of the original lemon to Alex Elliott-Howrie and James Grant as a 'cafe warming present' when they opened their award winning cafe - Cornersmith Cafe in Marrickville in 2012. Alex and James asked if they could sell the cordial at Cornersmith, and Katie Swift Cordials was on its way.  Cornersmith Cafe started selling the cordial and from one, then are now ten flavours.

About Katie Swift

Katie Swift started her food career as a cadet journalist with the matriarch of Australian cooking, Margaret Fulton OAM, in the test kitchen of Woman's Day Magazine. 

Katie (Highfield) went on to run her own catering business in the 1980's and then became Food Editor of Interiors  Magazine and Interiors Easy Entertaining Magazines during the 1990's and early 2000's.

Press & Media

This Magnificent Life

This Magnificent Life