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Perfect to have in the fridge during the early trimesters of pregnancy, this cordial contains ginger, which some women find helps with nausea or morning sickness. The lime juice is really refreshing and awakens the taste buds just when your palate may start to change due to hormones


  • 300g ginger, peeled and sliced
  • Juice of 6 limes
  • 1 pint water
  • 120ml runny honey (approx. 8tbsp)


  1. Place the peeled and sliced ginger into a food processor.
  2. Pour in half of the water and blitz until it becomes a semi-smooth pulp.
  3. Scrape the ginger into a small saucepan and add the rest of the water.
  4. Just as it starts to boil, turn off the heat and leave to steep for 10 minutes.
  5. Pass the liquid through a sieve into a clean jug to remove the ginger pulp.
  6. Add the honey and the lime juice to taste and stir until all the honey has dissolved – add a little more honey if you prefer a slightly sweeter drink.
  7. Allow to cool then chill in a sterilised glass bottle or jug for an hour or so.
  8. To serve, add a few cubes of ice to a glass then pour one part homemade cordial to one part water, sparkling water or soda for a refreshing natural gingeraid.
  9. Add a wedge of lemon and a slice of ginger to the glass to jazz it up a little if you wish.
  10. Can also be served warm if mixed with boiling water. Allow to cool slightly before drinking.


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