Ginger Nectar

Ginger drink

I love anything to do with ginger. Any sort of herbal tea with ginger in it, ginger crunch, ginger loaf, ginger in stir-fries, ginger in curries, ginger any which way!! This is a recipe for a ginger nectar that you could use as the basis for a cool fizzy drink, or as a lovely winter warmer. I got out the big machinery (my juicer) to extract the ginger juice - if you don't have one you could finely grate the fresh root and just use it like that or squeeze it tightly in a piece of cloth to extract the juice. The quantities given here make enough nectar for at least 10 drinks and the mixture will store in the fridge for a week.


1 large piece of fresh ginger (approx 100g) - juiced
1/2 cup honey
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice


First make the the ginger nectar:
- Stir together the honey and boiling water until the honey has melted
- Add lemon and ginger juice and stir
- Leave to cool

To make individual drinks:
- Put 3-4 tbsp of the nectar into a glass
- Top with fizzy water and ice cubes for a refreshing drink, or...
- Top with boiling water for a hot drink.


  1. CrossThatBridge 2 years ago

    Barkers Ginger Beer syrup is a good addition to soda stream – it is light on sugar and you don’t need much… a smacked mint leaf and ice… I like it a lot…

  2. Liz West 2 years ago

    My go to drink nowadays is the bought lemon ginger cordial from Barkers. But Im going to try this recipe as its basically the same with no additives! Thankyou!!

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