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Mango, ginger and lemongrass cordial

You'll need

  • 550 gm (about 3 mangoes)
  • coarsely chopped very ripe mango
  • 375 gm
  • raw caster sugar
  • 2 stalks
  • lemongrass, bruised, plus extra to serve
  • 5 cm piece
  • ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1
  • vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 60 ml (¼ cup)
  • lime juice, or to taste
  • To serve:
  • mineral water, lime wedges, peeled and sliced mango and ice

Method

  • 01
  • Combine mango, sugar, lemongrass, ginger, vanilla bean and seeds and 1½ cups water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 5-7 minutes or until mango is pulpy, remove from heat and pass through a muslin-lined fine sieve. Discard solids. Add lime juice, stir to combine and transfer to a sterile bottle. Store in refrigerator until required.
  • 02
  • To serve, mix cordial with mineral water or filtered water to taste, squeeze in lime juice to taste, add sliced mango and ice and serve with a lemongrass swizzle stick.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

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