Penny Choose: Bottlegreen lemongrass and ginger cordial

Another week, another guilt-free little treat. Today I’m enjoying Bottlegreen’s ginger and lemongrass cordial.

It’s heavy on the zingy ginger, and the lemongrass is a back note, plus it isn’t too sugary sweet. This makes it more versatile than many cordials and so far it’s mixed well with sparkling water, tonic, and orange juice. If you’re fed up with the cold weather or even feeling a little under the weather, it’s also very good with hot water.

I’ve also put it into a gin martini along with some fresh lime, and I’m pretty sure you could blend it successfully with light or dark rum (think Dark & Stormy, Zombie, Mojito) or cachaca (for a twist on the Caipirinha).

The manufacturers suggest you can mix it into stir-frys and salad dressings, and it probably would be good in a coconut milk based curry too. I’m also thinking it would make a really good granita or sorbet flavouring if the sun ever comes out again.

Once opened it will last for at least a month in a cool, dark cupboard, probably longer if kept in the fridge.

A large 500ml bottle contains approximately 22 servings, so a little goes quite a long way. It has an RRP of £3.15, and it’s widely available in supermarkets – currently on offer in Waitrose for £2.52, if you’re passing by a branch.

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