As the temperature heats up, looking for beautiful and refreshing drinks for your guests is a must! This moreish pear and ginger homemade cordial is a gorgeous beverage and can be paired with chilled water, sparkling water or cocktails. With lashings of fresh ginger and mint, you’ll have guests asking for the recipe before you make it to the dance floor!

Make up individual jars of pear and ginger cordial with sparkling water, or let guests mix their own drinks at a purpose made drink station. Through taste testing this recipe very thoroughly, I can assure you it is both refreshing and will make you feel quite fancy! What more could you possibly want?!

What You Will Need:

  • 500g pear flesh (Bosc pears were used for this recipe), 5cm fresh ginger, 125g golden caster sugar, 1 large/juicy lemon, 1tsp vanilla
  • Zester, peeler, heavy based pan, mixing spoon
  • Blender
  • For mixing – sparkling water, fresh mint, fresh lemon and pear slices and ice
  • Individual glass jars or cups

Step 1. Peel each pear, and measure weight as you go for a rough idea of how much you’ll need. Cut up all pear into rough shapes.

Step 2. Grate the fresh ginger in with the cut pear, then blend both ingredients to a smooth pulp in a blender or nutribullet. Place the smooth liquid back into the heavy based pan.

Step 3. Add the golden caster sugar, and the juice of one large (or two small) lemons. Thoroughly mix the cordial base until the sugar is combined.

Step 4. Cook the ginger mix for approximately 20 minutes on a low heat. Remove from heat and once cooled, pour into a mason jar to refrigerate until needed. When you’re ready to mix up this yummy pear and ginger syrup into a refreshing drink, add 2-3 teaspoons to each jar/glass, and top with sparkling water and garnishes.

You can use this base in loads of different yummy cocktail mixes, or even give a jar of it with instructions on how to mix it for a tasty and delicious gift. Add handfuls of fresh mint and slices of lemon and pear for an extra flavour hit, and say hello to feeling fancy!

Ms Zebra Says: Yum! This cordial sounds a little tangy, a little sweet. The perfect combo for warmer weather. Plus, a great gift idea of favour idea too. 

About Ms Honeycomb: My heart and home in Scotland and Australia, I am a florist, flower lover, writer, baker, stylist and sew-er of lovely things, with my darling toddler forever keeping me on my toes!