Nettle cordial adapted from Galloway Wild Foods recipe

Collect nettle tops. Leave on a plate by window- so bugs can escape. Wash with tongs

  • Citric acid
  • 500g sugar
  • 500ml water
  • 200g-300g of nettle tops (collected in spring before plant goes to seed)
  1. Measure out sugar. Add sugar and water.
  2. Heat gently until sugar is dissolved. Stir constantly.
  3. Add nettles and leave on heat until they start to steam (don’t let it boil)
  4. Let it cool
  5. Remove nettles and put nettles into oven on tray 180degrees
  6. Whilst the nettles are cooking add small amounts of citric acid to taste so it goes a little tart. Start with 1/2 tsp and then add another 1/2 teaspoon.
  7. Pour into sterilized bootles.
  8. Add to water and ice and serve as a refreshing drink.
  9. Lasts 2 weeks in fridge.