Strawberry Water (Or Strawberry Cordial)

Recipe by Syrinx
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1500 ml




  • In a large pan over a low flame, dissolve the sugar in the water.
  • Increase the flame and bring the liquid to a boil, then plunge in the strawberries, put a close-fitting lid on the pot and turn off the heat.
  • Leave the pan undisturbed for at least an hour to infuse.
  • Dampen a piece of muslin cloth (or a jelly bag), and strain off the liquid into a large bowl or jug. Leave the pulp to drip until all the liquid has been collected - do not press the strawberry pulp, or the liquid will turn cloudy. In my experience, the drained pulp is very popular with passing children, despite its rather anaemic appearance!
  • Chill the beautiful ruby-red strawberry water, then serve over ice. You may need to dilute it with water, to taste.
  • Alternative serving suggestion - pour a little of the chilled strawberry water into a wine glass, then top up with chilled sparkling wine.