Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fiery Ginger Cordial

I love all ginger drinks imaginable, especially ginger beer. It's almost a space mission to find ginger beer here though, let alone a sugar-free one. I've posted a ginger beer recipe before, but this one is for those with a love of fire!

It's great for making a fiery Dark & Stormy. I'm almost out of Sailor Jerry rum though..

Fiery Ginger Cordial
takes 1 hour 30 minutes
makes approx 400ml

100g fresh ginger
2 cloves
1 juniper berry
1 stick cinnamon
1 heaped tbsp dried ginger
zest of 1 organic lime
125ml/1/2 cup xylitol
juice of 1 lime, about 30ml
1 t citric acid
500ml water

Put dried ginger, juniper, cloves, cinnamon, xylitol, zest in a small pot.
Grate half the fresh ginger over pot, to catch the juices.
Add water. Stir well.
Cook over med-low heat for 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
Turn off heat.
Grate remaining ginger over pot.
Add lime juice. Stir well.
Cover pot.
Leave to infuse for 1 hour.
Stir through citric acid.
Strain into sterilised bottle.
Keep refrigerated.
Lasts up to 1 week.

• Mix with sparkling/soda water to make ginger beer
• Use as a mixer in cocktails


  1. mmmmMMM! i also love ginger drinks! i had the best dark and stormy at von fressen's in vesterbro last week. and it was reportedly homemade ginger beer! i'm sure there was sugar though. ):

  2. I do love the sound of this, sounds like it be good for the wintry evenings too, esp when your throat is feeling a little croaky.