Ginger Cordial


One of the best kitchen investments I have made recently was a Soda stream. When a few friends got them, I was skeptical- but the more I heard, the more I was convinced

Less waste, more convenience, and generally much healthier. The only catch for me was the sugary syrups used to make them more interesting, or the sugar- free alternatives with scary looking additives.

So I started looking for some home made options. Over the past few years, I’ve become a little obsessed with backwards engineering my favourite foods and I love Kirks Ginger Ale- so this was my first challenge, to look for something that tasted close to it. After some searching and testing, I came across something that’s not quite like my favourite ginger ale, but tastes mighty fine with soda water for a refreshing summer flavour.

Ginger Cordial
Recipe type: beverage
Cuisine: beverage
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Serves: approx 750ml
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (approx 130g) of sliced ginger
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 tsp citric acid or ΒΌ cup of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp tartaric acid
  • 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. Simmer ginger in the water for 15-20 minutes, or till really gingery.
  2. Drain liqud through a sieve and return to pan. Add other ingredients.
  3. Funnel into sterilised bottle/s.
  4. Add a little caramelised sugar if you want it to be dark brown- I prefer the light pink colour of the ginger.
  5. To serve: Add ice and soda water for ginger ale.
  6. Note: This cordial has no preservatives; they should last for a few weeks, but do keep an eye on them and store in a cool place. If they look cloudy or fizzy or smell odd, discard at once.

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