Gooseberry Drink recipe

Preparation Time: 1 hours | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This thick gooseberry drink is a little bit like a cordial, and a little bit like a thick juice drink. Whatever you call it, it's delicious! Either dilute with a little sparkling water or lemonade or serve it as it is.


  • 1kg gooseberries
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 500ml water
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Top and tail the gooseberries. Put into a large saucepan with the sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, or until thick and pulpy.

  2. Pass through a sieve into a bowl, pushing all the fruit through the sieve with a spoon. Leave to chill and then serve.

Freshen up the drink with a slug of elderflower cordial, or a little chopped fresh mint. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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