5th June 2020

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The Drinks Master, Sandy Kenneway: 2 Ingredient Homemade Cordial

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YYou may have met Sandy, mixing up a dangerously good cocktail at The Good Life Experience or Camp Glen Dye. Sandy shares his secret of a delicious homemade cordial, using just two ingredients.

Making cordials to drink at home is simple, delicious and really, really easy. I’ve been making them for years now after learning a few wee tricks from the bar trade and now almost always have something lovely to drink in my fridge. There’s sugar; yes, but you are in control of how much you drink and can drink as much or as little as you please. Unlike most shop-bought cordials, these have no artificial flavours, additives or preservatives.

As well as combining the cordial with water, sparkling water or tonic, they can be used when making alcoholic drinks such as those I’ve shared at The Good Life Experience and Camp Glen Dye.

For the simplest of cordial, I’d start with citrus. Lemon or grapefruit is my preferred option, but any citrus can be experimented with if you observe the same simple process that I have laid out below. This recipe is scalable, enabling you to use however many or few fruits you have to hand.

Find Sandy’s Lemon Cordial recipe here.

Find Sandy’s Old Fashioned cocktail recipe here.

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Sandy Kenneway

Sandy Kenneway has around 25 years of experience in the world of quality drinks, from managing Scotland’s largest wine shop to helping with the opening of Harvey Nicols in Edinburgh and striking out with his own businesses 10 years ago. Sandy is passionate about promoting Scotland’s amazing whiskies - with gins, cocktails, rums, beers and all other things fermented close behind. Sandy hosts fun, informative tasting events across Britain, including the hugely popular ones at Camp Glen Dye and The Good Life Experience.

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