Rhubarb cordial

A refreshing cordial that takes 10 minutes to prep. Use up a glut of fresh rhubarb and make the most of summer

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:12 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 49
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 12g
  • sugars 12g
  • fibre 0.1g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • zest and juice 1 orange
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 450g rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 slice fresh root ginger, peeled


  1. Put the sugar in a large saucepan with 300ml water. Bring to a simmer then add the zest and juice of both the orange and the lemon along with the rhubarb and the ginger.

  2. Cook the mixture over a medium heat until the rhubarb is falling apart.

  3. Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin into a clean heatproof jug then transfer to sterilised bottles. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month.

  4. Serve approx. 25ml of cordial per 100ml sparkling water, or to taste.

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