Quick ginger cordial in a jug with glasses of water and cordial

Quick ginger cordial

  • makes approx 2 litres
  • Easy

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


Try our ginger cordial then check out our rhubarb cordialblackcurrant cordial and more summer cordial ideas.



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


  • 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.