Lemon Ginger Squash Cordial

Lemon Ginger Squash
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Pitcher (3 to 4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
940 Calories
1g Fat
245g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Pitcher (3 to 4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 940
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 245g 89%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 2g
Calcium 64mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This concentrate makes a really tasty, thirst-quenching drink that is perfect for summer! Make up a bottle of it and keep in your fridge for those hot days.


  • 8 cloves
  • 1/2 of a nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed (fennel seeds/saunf)
  • 1 liter of water
  • 2 pounds sugar
  • 12 lemons (juice removed and strained)
  • 3-inch piece ginger (grated and then pulp squeezed to remove juice)
  • 1 lemon rind

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put the cloves, nutmeg, and aniseed in a clean, dry coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.

  3. Put 1 liter of water in a deep pan and bring to a boil on high heat. Add the powdered spices, simmer and boil for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the sugar and boil till you get the syrup of half-thread consistency.

  5. Once the syrup is ready, remove from heat and allow to cool. The spice sediment will settle during this time.

  6. Strain the spiced syrup into another bowl. Add the lemon and ginger juices, as well as the lemon rind to the syrup and mix well.

  7. Pour into a bottle (use a funnel) and store in the refrigerator.

  8. To serve, pour lemon ginger squash into a tall glass, according to taste and add crushed ice and chilled water. Stir, garnish with a slice of lime/lemon and serve!

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