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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


  • 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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  • Serves 8 people

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