Gin cocktail with lemon & honey cordial

Gin cocktail with honey and lemon cordial

Course Cocktail, Cordial, Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 500 ml cordial
Author Alida Ryder


  • 3/4 cup fynbos honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup muscavado dark brown sugar
  • Juice and zest of 4 lemons approximately 1 cup fresh lemon juice


  • Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Allow the cordial to cook for 10-15 minutes until the mixture is amber in colour and has thickened to a syrupy consistency.
  • Remove from the heat then allow to cool completely.
  • When the mixture is cool, strain the lemon zest out and pour into bottles.
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • (This cordial will last for 2-3 months if kept in a sterilised bottle in the refrigerator.)