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Treud na Mara

  • Joined Mar 2014
  • East Clyh, Caithness
  • Living the dream in Caithness
Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:33:04 pm »
Inspired by the conjunction of a large batch of woody rhubarb form my sister and having watched the Great British Allotment challenge, I decided to try something myself.
1kg rhubarb chopped
1 kg sugar
Grated rind and juice of 4 largish oranges
80g grated fresh ginger
Put everything in a large pot on a lowish heat until the sugar is all dissolved. Then simmer til the rhubarb completely disintegrates.
Strain using a sieve lined with an old dish towel (I used an old linen one for the lack of lint)
Bottle in screw top glass bottles. This gave about 750ml. Don't know how long it will last as it's being drunk so quickly! I like it best with fizzy water but it's good just with tap water too.
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NicandChic

  • Joined Oct 2013
Re: Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 02:49:14 pm »
Sounds lovely

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
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Re: Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 12:19:03 pm »
This sounds great! Love rhubarb, love ginger, plus oranges too - heaven!! Last year I made elderflower cordial and various variations on the theme of blackberry so definitely time for something new...  :thumbsup:

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 05:30:28 pm »
Just bottled our first lot of nettle cordial and after the results would love to make more cordial. This one sounds a good one to try and it uses up some more of our neighbours rampant rhubarb  :excited:

Dundonald hens

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 11:21:33 pm »
You should add yeast and leave it for a while ????

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 07:49:03 am »
You should add yeast and leave it for a while ????
That's for the adult pop  ;) we do the cordials for daily use for the boys and leave the adult pop for a cosy evening in  ;D currently have adults rhubarb pop and greengage pop on the go, should be ready for Christmas  :celebrate:

Dundonald hens

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Rhubarb orange and ginger cordial
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 10:17:20 am »
Iv just botled 35 litres of ruhbard and redcurrant ! Which is rather good

 

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