Alcohol Free Ginger Cordial Recipe
Here's a ginger cordial recipe that tastes absolutely wonderful and is alcohol-free! Great for luncheons, the workplace, travel or even children. You can substitute the ginger for dried elderberries or elder flowers and you have a sweet medicine to fight colds and flu that the kids won't mind taking. The ginger cordial is great for expecting mothers who are experiencing morning sickness or anyone with nausea. Don't forget that some herbs are very powerful so even though this recipe doesn't contain alcohol use with moderation and common sense.
Traditionally cordial were alcoholic and were essentially a type of liqueur that had medicinal properties. Today, they are normally non-alcoholic and many are made using herbs such as Elder flower or Ginger root. They are very useful for work or travel because they very concentrated and can be diluted with water to taste. They are very versatile and can be mixed with cold water, hot water, or even tea.
Ginger Cordial Recipe Ingredients
•1/2 quart of water
•2 cups of sugar
•1 strip of lemon rind (white pith removed)
•1/4 cup of dried Ginger Root
•2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
•1 cup of lemon juice
1. Boil the water, sugar, rind, Ginger and cream of tartar for 5 minutes.
2. Add the lemon or lime juice. Bring to the boil again.
3. Take off the heat, strain and pour into a sterilized bottle.
4. To consume, dilute as preferred.
This cordial uses Ginger Root and may be useful on road trips if travel sickness is experienced.
If you prefer other flavors, experiment with the recipe and substitute other herbs such as Chamomile, Elderflower, or Black Elderberry. You can even add fruit such as blackberries, raspberries or stawberries. Have fun and experiment!