Rhubarb cordial

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins

Easy

makes 600ml cordial

A refreshing cordial that takes 10 minutes to prep. Use up a glut of fresh rhubarb and make the most of summer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per 25 ml

  • kcal49
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0.1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • zest and juice 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 450g rhubarb, chopped
    Rhubarb

    Rhubarb

    roo-barb

    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • 1 slice fresh root ginger, peeled
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

Method

  1. Put the sugar in a large saucepan with 300ml water. Bring to a simmer then add the zest and juice of both the orange and the lemon along with the rhubarb and the ginger.

  2. Cook the mixture over a medium heat until the rhubarb is falling apart.

  3. Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin into a clean heatproof jug then transfer to sterilised bottles. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month.

  4. Serve approx. 25ml of cordial per 100ml sparkling water, or to taste.

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Comments (1)

jule955's picture

Excellent with vodka and tonic :-)

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