Citrus and Seaweed cordial

By Roushanna Gray


Ingredients:

Seaweed cordial…sounds fishy? Tastes sublime. The subtle infusion of seaweed adds a unique umami layer to this citrus drink. Use this cordial in sparkling water or sparkling wine, drizzled over desserts, or pair it perfectly with a Botanist G and T for the ultimate mermaid cocktail.


Method:

Place all ingredients in a pot and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove seaweed. Bring to the boil and then simmer for another 20 minutes until the syrup thickens and reduces slightly. Line a sieve or colander with a muslin cloth and use to strain the cordial into sterilised bottles. Use straight away, otherwise it will last up to 6 weeks if stored in the fridge.

  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 2 fronds of Kelp seaweed
  • 1/2 cup of Nori seaweed
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 stick of vanilla
  • 4 ½ cups of water
  • ½ tsp citric acid