Ginger Cordial

From Sue Giles

Ginger is a very useful herb for the digestive & circulatory systems. Ginger can assist with symptoms of digestive bloating & also serve to help digestion.   It can also help to get the circulation going, & may improve circulation to the hands & feet. This cordial is both delicious & refreshing.  It may be served with still or sparking water.

 

Ginger Cordial

2-3 inch root ginger

2 cups sugar

2 tsp tartaric acid

1 tsp citric acid

4 cups water

Peel & slice ginger. add 3 cups boiling water.  Boil for 5 mins. Cover & leave to stand 30 mins.  Separately dissolve the sugar in 1 cup boiling water. add the tartaric acid, & citric acid.  Combine both liquids.  Strain & pour into sterilised bottles.  Store in fridge.  Serve with still or sparkling water. Decorate with a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon.