Spiced Orange Cordial

by veronica

This is one of my cocktail cordials. It’s great on its own or during Christmas as a substitute for the Swedish Glögg. A Swedish version of Glühwein which I honestly never liked at all!

To make this into a boozy cocktail – try one of the following:

2 cl brandy or dark rum, per serving (1,5 dl)
2 cl tequila, shaken with ice, per serving
a cava with apricot notes or champagne (⅓ of a champagne flute, per serving)

Serves: 4


  • 2 pcs organic oranges
  • 2 pcs cinnamon sticks
  • 12 pcs cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 cm fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • orange peel from both oranges
  • 5 dl water
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar sugar or maple syrup


  1. Juice the oranges.
  2. Cut off the orange peel and ensure all white bits are removed.
  3. Add orange juice, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, ginger and water to a pot. Bring to boil then reduce the heat.
  4. Let simmer on very low heat for 2-3 hours under a lid.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool down. Add the coconut nectar once cold, and store the cordial in the fridge overnight.
  6. Strain if preferred and heat up again with the liquor of choice on low heat, be careful not to boil the cordial.

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