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Growing our own drinks

There is so much that we grow that we make into drinks. Lets share ideas, success and the not so successful

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Rhubarb Cordial 5 Replies

Not so much a recipe, more a method:) Chop as many stalks of rhubarb as available and barely cover with water. Add a generous knob of sliced fresh ginger and finely grated orange or lemon zest,…Continue

Tags: recipe, cordial, Rhubarb

Started by Megan. Last reply by Megan Aug 31, 2014.

Rhubarb Fizz

I had heard about this drink but never thought to make it until recently. It is delicious.Non alcaholic, fizzy, tart yet sweet, very thirst quenching.  4 cups chopped raw rhubarb4 cups white sugar1/2…Continue

Started by Teeli Feb 7, 2013.

Apple Cider Recipe 1 Reply

This is from the NZ Gardener Mag1.5 kg cooking apples5.7 litres cooled boiled water1kg white sugar3 Lemons Joyce and grated zestPlace apples in plastic bags and freeze for 3 daysRemove from freezer…Continue

Started by Yvonne Nikolaison. Last reply by Maria King Mar 26, 2011.

Mead 2 Replies

If any one happens to also be a beekeeper, I can recommend mead as a simple to prepare drink. I have a demi-john of it bubbling away at the moment. Basic receipe is: 2 kg of honey to approx 5 litres…Continue

Started by David Johnson. Last reply by David Johnson Mar 19, 2011.

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Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on January 29, 2011 at 10:23pm
Rhubarb cordial is great about 7 stalks of rhubarb 1 litter of water, juice of a Lemon, teaspoon tartaric acid, 500g sugar, cut rhubarb into 4-5 cm pieces add rest of ingredients, stir until sugar dissolved, bring to boil, simmer until white froth appears, strain. You have cordial and some cooked rhubarb as well. I just add water. Have tried to replace the sugar with stevia but it ferments quickly.
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on January 29, 2011 at 10:17pm
Hmmm I like the sound of lemon and feijoa wine, would your friend share the recipe?
Comment by Kali on January 29, 2011 at 9:20pm
my favorite drink from the garden is lemon verbena tea...have lots of rhubarb, how do you make the cordial from that Yvonne?
Comment by Jane Maarie on January 29, 2011 at 6:27pm

Hi Yvonne, the whole purpose of me putting in mainly apples & a few pears in my orchard is actually for this sole reason to "one day" make my own ciders & of course for stewed apples & the like.

  A friend of mine has been making lemon wine & feijoa wine when she was given a whole heap last year & it was actually quite delicious! She is talking about elderflower wine now. I am eager to learn how to actually do it for myself & even though I have a long wait before my fruit is ready, I can still buy some reasonably cheap at the growers market or road side  & make a start on it.

Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on January 11, 2011 at 2:30pm
I am growing apples for cider, rhubarb, feijoas for cordials and elderflowers for wine and cordial.
 

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