Spring: Rhubarb Cordial

rhubarb fresh

An absolutely delightful way to use up rhubarb, especially when you have a glut. Makes a thoughtful gift - too!

This rhubarb cordial is zingy yet sweet, and so refreshing. I love it with sparkling water and tonnes of ice on a sunny day in the garden.





  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2

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

  • STEP 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.

    Tip: use a tea towel, or cotton grain bag if you don't have muslin. Some of my customers have also recommended a clean sock!

  • STEP 4

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


    Source: Miriam Nice, BBC