Sunday, 29 July 2012

Tried and Tested: Citrus and Ginger Cordial

picture borrowed from the web, but is a true representation of the final product
After some lovely sunny days we have had a properly rainy day with thunder and lightening. With the Olympic games keeping us entertained on TV, I got restless and experimented with making this refreshing and supposedly cleansing cordial (Norwegian: saft) after inspiration from a friend of mine.
I didn't add any sugar, but used honey instead, but sugar, Splenda or Stevia would work well depending on how sweet you like it.

Peel and cut up a large piece of ginger (finger length, but twice as thick)
 6 dl of water
The juice of 2 lime and 1 lemon
2 generous spoons of honey

Bring it all to the boil and let it sit for a few hours to infuse.

Strain well and pour into sterilised bottles and store in the fridge.
Apparently, it should keep for a few weeks (if it lasts that long).

When serving - dilute some of the cordial with water to make a refreshing cold drink.
(I prefer to use fizzy water.)

For a more grownup version I could imagine it might also taste nice with a splash of vodka.

Another alternative is to dilute it with water and serve it warm in the wintertime.

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