Stinging Nettle Cordial!

Stinging Nettle Cordial!


Maisie and I have both made this delicious cordial from “Preserving Wild Foods” by Matthew Weingarten and Raquel Pelzel.  Such an energizing spring drink.

1 bouquet stinging nettles

Put nettles in a pot with 3 quarts water, 2 cups honey (I used a little less), 1 (1/4 inch) piece of ginger (I used a little more).  Bring to a boil, then add half a lemon, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds.  Remove the pot from heat and cover, let the cordial infuse for 24 hours.  Strain and store in the refrigerator, delicious served with some sparkling water.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this recipe and thank you for the nettles. I am making it as I type! I want to plant some nettles in my yard. Could I get some from you? xo

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