Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cordiality





I love cordials with very cold, sparkling water that makes your nose tickle when you first drink it. I stand in the cordial section of the supermarket with the same kind of glee on my face as is evident when i walk into a perfume department. Cordial is versatile, aside from the fizzy bubbles, nose tickling refreshment you can use them in cocktails, or for the more sober sorbets and ice lollies.

My all time favourites are:

Tillman's of Sweden Rhubarb cordial.

Bottle green lemongrass and ginger cordial.

Belvoir elderflower cordial.

10 comments:

Marie said...

Mmm those cordial choices are wonderful. I love rhubarb so shall have to search out the suggested rhubarb cordial...

Anonymous said...

elderflower cordial with sparkling water is summer in a glass for me. Irresistible.

And I agree that the rhubarb one sounds intriguing ...

cheerio, I'm off to investigate,

Anna in Edinburgh

Wildernesschic said...

I love elderflower cordial and ginger sounds divine xx

Rose said...

Hi Marie- you can buy it at the Nordic Cafe on Golden Square, which is a nice place to stop for coffee anyway. It's not cheap but it's really, really good. (I've linked to a site that sell it too though I haven't bought from them myself).

Hi Anna- thanks for saying hello from Edinburgh- a very fun city indeed. I agree sparkling elderflower is delicious, I never get bored with it. The ginger and lemongrass is not unlike ginger ale but lighter and the rhubarb is just lovely- quite perfumed but not sickly at all.

Hi Wilderness- Elderflower is of course briliant- and great as a lolly I find- but really the ginger is unusual but great and also I think quite a fun one to offer to people who aren't drinking

Mystica said...

It sounds so very English when you read your post!!! Takes me back to past English novels. The bottles look gorgeous as well..

ScentScelf said...

I'm catching up...rhubarb cordial? I've only seen recipes...did not know you could buy prepared. I'll look for it! I already know and am a fan of the elderflower bubbly...but do not know the lemongrass/ginger one. I hope to change that, soon. :)

Rose said...

Hi Mystica- yes cordial is very English I suppose- and definitely elderflower cordial!

Hi Scentscelf- great to hear from you. I had never seen it before either and it's from Sweden- where they have lots of exciting food it seems to me- it's really delicious!

Nishant said...

The bottles look gorgeous as well..
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Kate said...

I agree, the labels make them all the more appealing!

Rose said...

Hi Kate- thanks for stopping by- and yes I agree about the labels- have used an old belvoir bottle- one of the squat ones- as a vase before