Recipe: Ginger/Lemon Cordial

Here is a recipe for those of you who want options other than water to drink. This drink is refreshing and delicious, especially when served with sparkling water, ice and fresh mint leaves. It is made from fresh, natural ingredients and contains no sugar. It is also a good option for your child’s “juice” bottle for school. A little goes a long way and makes water taste way more interesting.

Ginger/Lemon Cordial

Ginger and lemonsIngredients:

  • Fresh ginger root (about 180 grams or thereabouts)
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • 6 tablespoons of xylitol or erythritol (use more or less according to personal taste)
  • 500 ml water


  1. Peel and chop ginger up into little pieces and put into a medium-sized pot.
  2. Add the water to the pot.
  3. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir in the xylitol.
  4. Simmer this mixture gently for about 20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Strain mixture through a sieve into a glass jug or bottle.
  7. Store in the fridge.
  8. When serving mix 1 part cordial to 4 parts water.
  9. Serve with ice, fresh mint leaves and sparkling water or add to a cup of boiling water for a hot drink.

Here is a printer-friendly PDF version of the recipe Ginger Lemon Cordial

About Nicky Perks

Passionately sharing information about the paleo/primal, high fat/low carb lifestyle that will rock your world! I am on my own journey to good health and a slim body. My goal? To enjoy the ride as life on this beautiful planet is just too short to do it any other way.

Posted on August 8, 2014, in Primal 101 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for this. I’m certainly going to try this as I’m sick of just drinking water alone.

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