Fired-up ginger and honey cocktail


½ cup runny honey
½ cup water
1 knob ginger, cut into 5cm pieces
2 shots vodka or gin
1 shot fresh lemon juice
1 egg white


First, place the honey and water into a small saucepan on very low heat. Drop in some pieces of ginger and warm together to melt honey and infuse. 

Cook for 5 minutes to really bring the flavours out. Set aside to cool. 

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Immunity honey tea


1 tsp of honey
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp thyme
½ tsp ginger root
¼ tsp turmeric root powder
1 cup of boiled water


Add the dry and fresh ingredients to a teapot with freshly boiled water. Brew for 5 minutes. Pour tea through the strainer. Sip while warm.

Spiced honey and orange mulled wine


5 -10 whole cloves
3 whole cinnamon sticks, + extra to serve
¼ cup honey
½ tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
2 star anise
2 cups water
flat slivers orange rind
fresh orange juice squeeze
dash vanilla essence (optional)
1 bottle fruity red wine


In a saucepan add all the ingredients except the wine and orange juice. Bring it all to a gentle simmer and simmer for 5-8 minutes … Read more »

Lemon Cordial


2kg castor sugar
1 litre water
30g citric acid
30g tartaric acid
juice of 6 large lemons, strained
finely grated zest of 2 lemons


If the lemons are not from your own tree, scrub them well with hot water before proceeding to zest or juice.

Dissolve sugar in water over heat in a non-aluminium stockpot. Add citric and tartaric acids. Stir to ensure that all is completely dissolved. Cool. … Read more »

Homemade Lemon Cordial

750ml fresh lemon juice
550g sugar
3/4 tablespoon citric acid
1½ tablespoons tartaric acid
1 tablespoon boiling water

Mix the citric acid and tartaric acid with the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
Put a large saucepan on a low heat and add the lemon juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Add the citric acid/tartaric acid mix and stir in well.
Strain through a couple of layers of clean muslin cloth into sterilised bottles. Cap with lids or … Read more »

Lime Cordial


This cordial is excellent served with one part of the lime syrup mixed with four parts (or to taste) of chilled water, lemonade or soda water.

6 large limes (or 8 small)
1 kg sugar
4 cups water
1 tablespoon citric or tartaric acid

Finely grate the lime rind, taking care not to include any of the pith. Squeeze the juice from the limes and set aside.
Combine the lime rind, citric or tartaric acid, sugar … Read more »