Ginger Lemon Sherbat

This drink's sweetness revives and the ginger refreshes.


  • 300 g cold water
  • 700 g caster sugar
  • 50 g root ginger, (peeled, finely grated)
  • 2 lemons (juice)
  • 6 cloves (whole, lightly crushed)
  • 10 black peppercorns (whole, lightly crushed)
  • 5 g white cumin (ground)
  • fresh mint to garnish


  1. To make the cordial, put the water and sugar into a deep bottomed pan and gently heat over a medium flame to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Then, add all the other ingredients EXCEPT the lemon juice and simmer gently for about 5mins.
  3. Take off the heat allow to cool.
  4. Add the lemon juice.
  5. Then, strain with a sieve, bottle and chill the mixture.
  6. Mix the cordial with soda water. 1 part cordial to 4 or 5 parts water, depending on your personal preference.
  7. Garnish with fresh mint, serve and enjoy!


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