How to make Ginger Cordial | Rosie Makes Jam Recipes

Ginger Cordial

A beautifully warming drink, especially made with hot water and maybe a little of what you fancy!


Ginger, Fresh Root, finger sized,
Peeled and shredded
6 oz
140 g
60 fl oz
1.5 litre
Muscavado Sugar
35 oz
1 kg
Juice of Lemon
7 fl oz
175 ml

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Ginger, Fresh Root, finger sized
Citric Acid

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  1. Wash and rinse your bottles and put into a warm oven to heat and sterilise
  2. Chop the ginger into smallish chunks ( no need to peel )
  3. Mix the water and ginger in a large pan and set onto medium to high heat to bring to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer for around 10-15 minutes
  4. Strain out the ginger through a fine sieve over the pan and then add sugar, citric acid and the lemon juice to the strained water
  5. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Pour into your bottles and seal. Either store in the fridge or *waterbath to extend the shelf life to one year
  7. * To waterbath, do not seal tightly, place the bottles on a folded 'J' cloth or tea towel in the bottom of a large pan. Fill the pan as much as possible with water and bring to a boil. Maintain for 20 mins, then turn off the heat, carefully lift out the bottles and tighten the caps fully.

How long will it take to make?

Preparation time:
10 mins
Cooking time:
15 mins
Total time:
25 mins

How much?

7-8 250ml bottles

Look after it

6-8 weeks in the fridge, 1 year if sterilised in a water-bath

This information is based on the standard recipe quantities and has not be updated by Rosie's Ingredient calculator

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