Try making cordials for some old fashioned yumminess that can be used to create a number of modern-day taste sensations! I love making ginger cordial to add to seltzer.
And it’s super simple.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups of fruit and/or herbs
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup warm sugar water
Mix vodka & sugar water.
After the vodka and sugar water are mixed, pour over fruit & herbs.
Mix in a large jar, seal and let sit for 3 months (it’s tasty after just a couple of hours but it gains in complexity over time). Strain and bottle.
Cordials will last for about 2 years if stored in dark glass.
Basic Sugar Water for Cordials
Saturate 2 cups boiling water with raw sugar. Usually this means 1.5 cups sugar to 2 cups water. People often ask if they can use honey instead of sugar. Honey has a heavy flavor and will color the cordial toward the brown.