Strawberry And Chilli Nectar: Summertime Recipe

Strawberry And Chilli Nectar: Summertime Recipe.

Hello friends. British strawberries just encapsulate summer.

Gently cooking fresh strawberries with dried hibiscus flowers, a little chilli and fructose sugar in a sealed bowl over hot water brings out and captures the very essence of summer.

Strawberry And Chilli Nectar: Summertime Recipe

Keep the nectar in the fridge or even the freezer and serve ice cold in shot glasses or topped up with prosecco or champagne for a kir style cocktail.

Strawberry And Chilli Nectar: Summertime Recipe

Serves 6


600g/1lb 5oz strawberries, hulled and quartered

30g/1oz fructose sugar

1 red chilli, halved, seeds removed, finely chopped

5g/1/8th oz dried hibiscus flowers


1.) Add the strawberries, sugar, chilli and hibiscus flowers to a large bowl, cover the top tightly with clingfilm then place the bowl over the top of a medium sized saucepan of gently simmering water.

2.) Cook gently for 40-50 minutes.

3.) Allow to cool then chill well. 

4.) Line a sieve with muslin and set over a bowl, add the strawberry mix, tie with string then suspend above the bowl to drain slowly. 

5.) Pour the nectar into a bottle and chill until ready to serve.

Cook’s Tip:

If you haven’t bought fructose sugar before it is sold in small cardboard packs in the supermarket alongside the sugar and sweeteners. 

It is a low GI sugar and sweeter than ordinary caster sugar, but don’t confuse it with a sugar substitute or sweetener.

Strawberry And Chilli Nectar: Summertime Recipe

About this post – This is a guest post. No payment was received. Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries.

What do you think about this Strawberry And Chilli Nectar drink recipe? Do you fancy trying it? A great Summertime recipe; don’t you think?

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  1. Please may I?
    27 June 2014 / 7:28 AM

    Now this I must have ago at. We have masses of strawberries so no reason not too.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 June 2014 / 5:03 PM

      Oh wow, I love strawberries, yum 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    27 June 2014 / 9:13 AM

    That sounds so good!! And looks so pretty!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 June 2014 / 5:04 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  3. steph
    1 July 2014 / 8:01 PM

    wow delicious! Pinning right away for summer parties 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2 July 2014 / 7:23 PM

      Thanks for the pin, steph 🙂

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