GOOSEBERRY This Week's Featured Herb
Lemon-Lime Gooseberry Cordial
This is an adult lemonade. Sharp and fragrant with citrus and sugar lingering on the tongue, it makes the perfect mix for summer cocktails at the pool, barbeque or deck.
Makes 4 cups 1 L
4 cups gooseberries
1 L water
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped fresh lemon verbena
4 cups caster sugar
1. In a Maslin pan or canning kettle, combine the gooseberries, water, lime, lemon juice and lemon verbena. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The gooseberries should be soft.
2. Remove from the heat and pass through a colander, pressing down firmly on the fruit with the back of a wooden spoon. Pour the syrup into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Serve: mix with carbonated mineral water in a 1/4: 1 ratio.