Vintage Quince Cordial
"Vintage quince cordial – also referred to as liqueur, brandy and ratafia – offers a means of preserving fresh in season quinces for later seasons in brandy with spices. I have created two spice mixes for this vintage quince cordial recipe. One spice mix is earthy featuring Australian indigenous spices wattleseed, strawberry gum, lemon myrtle, pepper berries, along with coriander, cinnamon and allspice. The other spice mix is simpler and has a fresh flavour including ginger, rose petals and coriander seeds. Vintage cordial is alcoholic made with fruit, sugar, spices and sometimes nuts or seeds preserved with brandy. Cordial recipes appear in many Victorian housekeeping and cooking books. It is my hope that this recipe for a small batch vintage quince cordial sampler revives interest in this way of preserving and creating unique flavours for cocktails."
Serves2 200ml jars