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Lemon Ginger Squash - Lemon Ginger Cordial - Lemon Ginger Juice Concentrate

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This concentrate makes a really tasty, thirst-quenching drink that is perfect for summer! Make up a bottle of it and keep in your fridge for those hot days.


  • 12 lemons, juice removed and strained
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 3" piece of ginger, grated and then pulp squeezed to remove juice
  • 8 cloves
  • 1/2 a nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp aniseed/ fennel seeds/ saunf
  • 1 kg sugar


  • Put the cloves, nutmeg and aniseed in a clean, dry coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  • Put 1 liter of water in a deep pan and bring to a boil on high heat. Add the powdered spices, simmer and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and boil till you get syrup of half-thread consistency. See How to Make Sugar Syrup for more details. Once syrup is ready, remove from heat and allow to cool. The spice sediment will settle during this time.
  • Strain the spiced syrup into another bowl. Add the lemon and ginger juice to the syrup and mix well.
  • Pour into a bottle (use a funnel) and store in the refrigerator.
  • To serve, pour Lemon Ginger Squash into a tall glass, according to taste and add crushed ice and chilled water. Stir, garnish with a slice of lime/ lemon and serve!
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 5 out of 5
great drink, Member samdgood

I have been making a drink very similar to this with ginger, mint, lemons and honey. it is refreshing, delicious, and healthy. And I am losing weight. I think adjusting my recipe to be more like this one will only make it better.

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