Gooseberry & mint lemonade

Gooseberry & mint lemonade

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 700ml (about 11 servings once dilluted)

Make your own concentrated fruit cordial to serve with sparkling water over lots of ice

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (11)

kcalories
103
protein
0g
carbs
26g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
1g
sugar
26g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 250g caster or granulated sugar
  • 3 large lemons, plus more to serve
  • 350g gooseberries, topped and tailed, then halved
  • mint leaves from 3 sprigs, plus extra to serve
  • ice and sparkling water, to serve

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Method

  1. In a large pan, gently melt the sugar in 250ml water. Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, pare away a few long strips of lemon zest. Squeeze the juice to give about 100ml.
  2. Add the zest, juice, gooseberries and mint leaves to the pan, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5-10 mins until the gooseberries are very soft, then mash with a potato masher and leave to cool. Strain through a sieve, pressing the flesh well to extract the juices, then chill thoroughly.
  3. To serve, dilute 4 tbsp of the lemonade base with 100ml sparkling water (or to taste), adding extra ice, lemon and mint.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2014

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very refreshing !!!

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