Lemon, Ginger and Mint Cordial

This lemon, ginger and mint cordial is the perfect hydrating drink. Add to a glass of tap, sparkling or soda water. This recipe only has a small amount of sugar and a large amount of ginger because that’s the way I like it. Mix it up to suit your tastes. This recipe makes about 250ml of cordial concentrate.

160g of caster sugar
120ml of water
1 inch knob of fresh ginger, unpeeled and grated
5 sprigs of mint, torn
Juice of 4 large lemons

1. Sterilise your bottles or jars before you begin.
2. Put the sugar and mint in a saucepan with 120ml water and bring to the boil.
3. Turn the temperature down (so there are no bubbles) and cook for about 5 minutes. This makes a sugar syrup (it’s very hot so be careful).
4. Add the ginger and lemon juice. Let the mixture heat through for another 5 minutes.
5. Turn off the heat and let cool for a minute or two.
6. If you don’t like ‘bits’ in your cordial, sieve the mixture to filter the ginger and mint particles. Pour the warm liquid into a warm sterilised bottle OR let mixture cool and pour into a cool sterilised bottle.
7. Once the glass has cooled, store bottle in the pantry or fridge.

What’s the shelf life of this cordial? It never stays around long enough for us to find out!

SOURCE: Vegematarian original


4 Comments Add yours

  1. vegematarian says:

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve tried this recipe again and again with all the lemons that are growing on our tree. It never fails to disappoint! I’ve actually started using half the sugar in this recipe for more of a ‘bitter lemon’ cordial and it’s still really delicious.
    Hope you’re enjoying it too 🙂

  2. Barb says:

    I live in the tropics. would u know of a cordial recipe that you can store in the cupboard. high humidity and temperature. lemon ginger.

    1. vegematarian says:

      Hi Barb,
      I think that this cordial recipe would be fine in the tropics… as long as you sterilise your jars and then keep the contents out of direct sunlight. You should be able to keep the cordial in a cupboard for at least 3 months. Let me know how you go 🙂

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