Sweet & Spicy Ginger Cordial

Oh hey there! Before I had my little girl I did a lot of work client work in my spare time. Since then I’ve been meaning to share these recipes with you but just never seem to get around to it. So now is the time! Some of these are from quite a while ago, like I’m talking 2014, so 4 years! I’ll be sharing these over the next, I-don’t-know-how-long, so watch this space. I feel like I’ve come along a long way since taking some of these, but I didn’t want to hide them away just because of progress! No way. So enjoy.


Speaking of enjoy, I have this recipe for sweet and spicy ginger cordial for you to make and enjoy. It’s dead easy to make and if you’ve got a soda stream (or any soda water for that matter) it’s delicious with a bit of fizz, hello ginger beer! Heck you could use it in some cocktails – yum. Now go out there and grab yourself some ginger a whip up a batch.

Note to self – I really need to make this again.

x emily.


Sweet & Spicy Ginger Cordial

6 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
4.5 cups sugar
4 tsp citric acid
juice of 1 lemon
4 cups water


Place water and ginger in a large pot and bring to the boil. After 10 minutes strain out ginger, and add sugar citric acid and lemon juice to the water. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. The sugar should be completely dissolved.

Whilst the cordial is simmering you’ll need to sterilise the bottles. Wash all bottles and lids in hot soapy water and let them drain upside down. Place the bottles on a tray and turn the oven onto 110°C. When the oven reaches this temperature, turn the oven off and leave bottles for 10 minutes. By this time they will be sterilised so ensure you don’t touch the insides! Ensure you fill hot bottles with hot cordial or cool bottles with cool cordial or they may crack.

Place lids in boiling water for 2 minutes – drain and screw onto the bottles. Careful, they’re hot!

Pour cordial into sterilised bottles and seal. The cordial is fine to drink straight away, and perfect with sparkling water for fresh ginger beer. Once opened ensure cordial is kept in the fridge.

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