• 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


  • 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.
  • Then, add all the other ingredients EXCEPT the lemon juice and simmer gently for about 5mins.
  • Take off the heat allow to cool.
  • Add the lemon juice.
  • Then, strain with a sieve, bottle and chill the mixture.
  • Mix the cordial with soda water. 1 part cordial to 4 or 5 parts water, depending on your personal preference.
  • Garnish with fresh mint, serve and enjoy!