Cucumber and Lemongrass Cordial

This rejuvenating drink made from cooling cucumbers is ideal for an outdoor gathering
Cucumber and Lemongrass Cordial
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Cucumber and Lemongrass Cordial
September 08, 2019
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 5 minutes
Serves Makes 1.5L
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton

INGREDIENTS

400g spinneysFOOD Fine Grain White Sugar
1L spinneysFOOD Bottled Drinking Water
4 stems lemongrass, crushed
8 spinneysFOOD Cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
2 limes, juiced

To serve

Sparkling mineral water
spinneysFOOD Fresh Mint
Sliced lemon
Crushed ice

METHOD

  • 1

    Combine the sugar and water in a large pot and heat, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the lemongrass and simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly syrupy.

  • 2

    Place the cucumbers in a large bowl. pour the syrup over and set aside until completely cooled. Once cool, add the lime juice.

  • 3

    Strain the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin and, using a funnel, pour into sterilised glass bottles.

  • 4

    Serve with sparkling water, mint, sliced lemon and ice.

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