A natural and delicious hot beverage, a wonderful pick me if you have a cold or 'flu.
Drink this with mineral or soda water for a ginger beer style drink which is thirst-quenching and refreshing.
Ingredients: Organic honey, lemons, root ginger
pictured here served with San Pellegrino mineral water.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 strip lime or lemon rind
1 large ginger root, chopped
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp honey
1 cup lemon or lime juice
Boil the water, sugar, ginger, honey, rind and cream of tartar for 5 minutes. Add the lemon or lime juice. Bring to the boil again.
Take off the heat, strain and pour into a sterilized bottle.
Use like ordinary cordial, either with iced water for a cooling drink, or hot water for a warming drink on a winter's night.
(Note: this cordial should last for several weeks in the fridge. However, if it bubbles or looks odd, throw it out.)