Time In A Bottle - Rhubarb Cordial
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A delicious refreshing rhubarb cordial with a hint of vanilla, a perfectly pink summer drink.
Glamorous Glutton:
Recipe type: Cordial
Cuisine: British
Serves: 1 litre
  • 900g Rhubarb
  • 390mls water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla paste
  • 3 Star anise
  • 280g caster sugar
  1. Chop the rhubarb into roughly equal pieces about 4 cm and add to a large pan with the water, vanilla paste and star anise.
  2. Place on a medium heat and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the rhubarb is completely soft and falling apart. Skim the surface to keep the cordial clear.
  3. Line a colander with a clean muslin or tea towel and strain the juice into a bowl or jug, leave the rhubarb juice to drain through into the jug or bowl for about 30 minutes. You can twist the cloth and squeeze the juice out, but the resulting cordial will be a little cloudy. It doesn't affect the flavour.
  4. Put the juice into a clean pan and add the sugar. Place on a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and then pour into sterilised bottles. Fill right to the top and seal immediately.
  6. Keep in the fridge and consume within 6 weeks or freeze in ice cube trays.
The amount of cordial you get partly depends on how fresh your rhubarb is, so make this the day you buy the fruit or the following day.
Recipe by Glamorous Glutton.com at https://www.glamorousglutton.com/time-in-a-bottle-rhubarb-cordial/