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Quick ginger cordial

  • makes approx 2 litres
  • A little effort

Making your own cordial might seem complicated but it couldn't be easier. This ginger cordial recipe makes the base for a refreshing summer soft drink or cocktail.

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=NPRemHnkWM8%26hl%3Den%26fs%3D1

Ingredients

  • root ginger 200g
  • lemon 1
  • golden caster sugar 600g
  • citric acid 15g (buy from chemists)

Method

  • Step 1

    Break the ginger into large pieces and peel. Cut into thin slices and put in a large pan. Peel the lemon rind into wide strips and add to the pan along with the juice. Cover with 1.5 litres water. Stir in the sugar and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Step 2

    Bring to the boil and boil for approximately 40 minutes or until the ginger is very soft and the liquid has reduced to a thin syrup. If it gets too thick stir in a little boiled water.

  • Step 3

    Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the citric acid. Strain through a funnel lined with clean muslin into a sterilized bottle.

  • Step 4

    Stand until cooled then seal tightly and label. store in the fridge, use within 3 months.

Nutritional Information

  • Carbs 15.8g
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