Nasturtium cordial is a stunning and refreshing summer drink when diluted with sparkling water and can also be used as a syrup for flavouring cocktails etc.
200grms of organic caster sugar
225ml of water
50 nasturtium flowers
large sprig of lemon thyme or lemon verbena (a small piece of finely chopped ginger is also a great addition)
squeeze of lemon juice
Pop all the ingredients (except the lemon juice) into a pan and gently bring to the boil stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Cover, take off the heat and allow to sit for until completely cold and then strain out the flowers and herbs.
Decanted into a clean sterile bottle and the cordial will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge.