Phalsa or falsa – a delicious Indian summer berry – similar to the English blackcurrant but in my opinion, has far more depth and agility to work with other flavours. Falsa is a fairly new berry for me – I never grew up knowing what this was until I reached Ahmedabad. But a cordial came to mind to help beat the heat, create some beautiful pink hues, and have some fun with styling this shoot.
Ideally, this tastes well on its own, but I have dabbled with flavouring it with a few slices of spicy ginger, or peppery rosemary or thyme fresh herb, tossed in at the end. For this, I share a base recipe that can be adapted to your tastes.
Also sharing a delicious cocktail recipe with this cordial in the next recipe HERE