One unique and captivating drink is causing quite a stir in the ever-changing landscape of beverages - the Lovage Alcoholic Cordial. What distinguishes this cordial is not only its intriguing flavour, but also its exclusivity. It's a Tipple Cellar exclusive that can only be obtained through our website!

If you're a culinary or cocktail enthusiast, a lover of exceptional beverages, or simply someone seeking something new and exclusive to add to your collection, the Lovage Alcoholic Cordial is about to become your next must-try. In this blog, we'll delve into the world of this remarkable cordial, explore its distinctive qualities, and unveil why it's earning a special place in the hearts of those in the know.

What is Lovage?

First things first, what is lovage? Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is a versatile and aromatic herb that has been used for centuries in culinary and medicinal applications. It's native to the Mediterranean region but has made its way into cuisines around the world. With a flavour profile often described as a blend of celery and parsley with hints of anise, it's an herb that adds a unique depth of flavour to various dishes. It's no wonder that the beverage industry has taken notice of its potential.

One of the most exciting aspects of the lovage plant is its versatility. Its bright and slightly peppery flavour can be used in a variety of culinary creations, from soups and stews to salads and cocktails. It's this flexibility that has led to its inclusion in a range of new and innovative drinks.

What Is Lovage Alcoholic Cordial?

Lovage, a versatile and aromatic herb, has long been celebrated for its unique flavour profile that combines the tastes of celery, parsley, and a touch of anise. This flavourful herb has made its way into various culinary delights, but the world of mixology has now embraced it with open arms. The Lovage Alcoholic Cordial is a special creation that artfully combines the herbaceous charm of lovage with other complementary ingredients to craft a one-of-a-kind beverage. It's not just any cordial; it's a unique and refreshing experience that offers a twist on traditional cocktails.

What is the flavour?

Lovage alcoholic cordial boasts a distinctive flavour profile that is often described as herbaceous, slightly peppery, and with hints of celery and anise. The flavour of lovage itself is reminiscent of a combination of celery and parsley with an aromatic twist. This unique herbaceous taste is what makes lovage cordial so intriguing and appealing.

When used in cocktails or mixed with other beverages, the lovage cordial adds a refreshing and savoury note, providing depth and complexity to the drink. Its versatility allows it to harmonise with various ingredients, making it an exciting choice for mixologists.

Where to Find It

As an exclusive offering, the Lovage Alcoholic Cordial can only be found at the Tipple Cellar.

The History Of Lovage

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is a perennial herb with a rich history dating back to ancient times. Its name is derived from the Latin word "ligusticum," which means "of Liguria," a region in Italy where it was believed to have originated.

  • Ancient Uses: Lovage was used extensively in ancient Roman and Greek cuisines and was also valued for its medicinal properties. It was used as a flavouring in food, a seasoning, and even as a table decoration. The ancient Greeks considered it a symbol of love and believed it could be used to make love potions.
  • Medieval and Renaissance Period: Lovage continued to be popular in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It was used both as a culinary herb and for its supposed medicinal benefits, which included aiding digestion and alleviating various ailments.
  • Traditional Medicine: In traditional herbal medicine, lovage was believed to have diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and digestive properties. It was used to make teas, tonics, and ointments. Lovage was also used in traditional remedies for common ailments and was sometimes used as a flu remedy, as it was believed to have immune-boosting properties.

History of Lovage Cordial:

The creation of lovage cordial is a more recent development, building upon the herb's historical uses and unique flavor.

  • Emergence in Modern Mixology: Lovage cordial has gained popularity in recent years, especially in the field of mixology. Its herbaceous and slightly peppery taste, with hints of celery and anise, makes it a sought-after ingredient in crafting innovative cocktails and mocktails.
  • Art of Mixology: Mixologists appreciate the versatility of lovage cordial, as it harmonises with a variety of spirits and other ingredients, allowing for the creation of refreshing and distinctive drinks.
  • Exclusive Creations: The potential of lovage cordial has been well recognised in creating unique and exclusive offerings. Lovage cordial has become a coveted choice for those looking to elevate their drinking experiences with a touch of herbal sophistication.

Today, lovage and lovage cordial are enjoying a resurgence in popularity as contemporary mixologists and beverage enthusiasts rediscover the intriguing flavours and versatility that this herb and its cordial offer. While lovage's traditional use as a flu remedy has diminished, its unique flavour continues to inspire creative concoctions that captivate the taste buds.

Top Lovage Cordial Cocktail Recipes:

Lovage and Gin Fizz:

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lovage cordial, and lemon juice. Add ice and shake well. Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon slice.

Lovage Mojito:

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz lovage cordial
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions: In a glass, muddle the fresh mint leaves with the lovage cordial and lime juice. Add ice and pour in the rum. Stir well and top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.

Brandy & Lovage Cordial Cocktail



  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the brandy, lovage cordial, and fresh lemon juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish your Brandy and Lovage Cordial Cocktail with a lemon twist or a fresh sprig of lovage.
  6. Enjoy your delightful and herbaceous brandy cocktail!

This cocktail combines the rich, warming notes of brandy with the herbaceous and slightly peppery flavour of lovage cordial, creating a well-balanced and sophisticated drink.


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