Rhubarb cordial

Rhubarb CordialIngredients

  • 700g forced rhubarb
  • 250g light brown sugar
  • 500ml water
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 1 vanilla pod, split in half and scrape out the seeds


  1. Cut the rhubarb into approx. 2 – 3 cm pieces and wash very well.
  2. In a pot bring to the boil the water, sugar, rhubarb, vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes until the rhubarb has turned to mush.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  5. Leave this mixture to stand overnight before straining, this will allow all the ingredients to infuse.
  6. Pass it through a sieve, taking care not to force it through the sieve.
  7. This will make approx 400 – 450ml and keeps in the fridge.