Lemon and Ginger Cordial 2


Big Boy is  full of the flu – still on the 4-hourly paracetamol and nagging him to keep drinking stage. He is miserable, hot and cold and has a streaming nose that is alternating between streaming and stopping him sleeping.

Thing is he is fed up of our usual hot orange and hot blackcurrant squash, and he is not a big fan of teas, so off I go to the fridge with a promise to create something nice to drink that will help him feel better.


I’m thinking a lemon and ginger syrup, a slug in a mug with a teaspoon of honey should sort him out.

Even better – when he is better this is lovely over a glass of ice topped up with sparkling water, drizzled over cubes of melon or used as a sauce over stir-fried chicken ……………….. so anything left is not likely to go to waste.

 

LEMON AND GINGER CORDIAL

  • Zest and juice of one unwaxed lemon
  • 150g sugar
  • 2″ piece of ginger – peeled and finely chopped
  • 250ml water
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar

Add everything except the lemon juice to a pan

and bring to a simmer for 3 minutes.  Leave to steep for 15 minutes.

Add the lemon juice

Strain the syrup through a fine sieve and bottle in a steralised bottle.

When cool, store in the fridge ( this will keep f0r 3 weeks)

Use 2 tbsp of syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of honey to a mug of boiling water to give a hug in a mug to your poorlies.

 


2 thoughts on “Lemon and Ginger Cordial

  • Victoria

    Sounds delicious Elaine. I hope he gets better soon. He may like it with fizzy water now, as bubbles are easier to swallow than plain tap water if his throat is sore or inflamed.

    • Elaine Colliar Post author

      He is still at the “Hug in a Mug” stage – but I have had some this morning with some sparkling water …………….. but it is missing something ……… Ah Yes!!! A large Gin LOL

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