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Gooseberry & mint lemonade

Gooseberry & mint lemonade

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 700ml (about 11 servings once dilluted)

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

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving (11)
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal103
low infat0g
saturates0g
carbs26g
sugars26g
fibre1g
protein0g
salt0g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 3

    To serve, dilute 4 tbsp of the lemonade base with 100ml sparkling water (or to taste), adding extra ice, lemon and mint.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2014

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