Now is the perfect time to start crafting your herbal gifts for this winter holiday season! Today we're sharing some delicious cordial and elixirs for your enjoyment and gifting pleasure!
*Lifted Spirits Elixir*
1 part Moonrise Herbs Happy Heart tea
1 part Pomegranate Kombucha
A splash of tonic water (or to taste)
-Make Happy Heart tea as usual, strain out herbs and allow to cool. Blend with kombucha, tonic water and garnish with a couple pomegranate arils if desired)
*Kami’s Christmas Cordial*
By Kami McBride
2 cups (340g) Pomegranate arils
1 fresh orange, peel and finely chop fruit
¼ cup (47g) chopped pitted dates
½ tsp (2g) powdered cinnamon
7 whole allspice berries
1 tsp (3g) minced fresh ginger or ¼ tsp (1/2g) powdered ginger
¼ tsp (1/2g) powdered nutmeg
3 cups (750ml) brandy or to cover herbs/fruits by 2 inches
1 cup (370ml) honey to sweeten
-Allow mixture to soak for up to 6 weeks shaking gently each day. Strain out herbs and then mix with your honey or preferred sweetener.
**Blood Moon Eclipse Elixir**
1 cup blood orange juice plus 2 orange slices for garnish
½ teaspoon powdered ginger
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 cup club soda or sparkling mineral water
honey maple syrup, or agave if desired
4 mint leaves
2 springs rosemary
-In a medium-sized bowl whisk together blood orange juice, ginger powder, and turmeric powder.
Add ice to each glass.
Pour ½ cup of blood orange juice mixture into each glass and ½ cup club soda.
Add sweetener if desired and stir.
Add mint, rosemary and orange slice in each glass.