How are you today?
Its hot and sultry here in Australia and I wanted to share with you some pictures from our Long Table Wellness Day on Sunday and also two herbal cocktail recipes. I will give you both alcoholic and non alcoholic versions.
We really do use food as medicine. The herbal extractions we have used in these drinks is another way to take your daily herbs and to enjoy the process! All medicine doesn't have to taste disgusting to work! These recipes are both simple and delicious.
Susan and Alison enjoying our Ginger spritz .
Heres the recipe.
1. we took 200ml of Ginger herbal extraction and mixed it with 400 grams of honey ( you can use maple syrup for vegan version) and then we added 500ml of boiling water and mixed it all together. That was the base. Easy.
2. Allow to cool and then pour over ice into a glass with soda water.
The non alcoholic version is to take pure ginger juice instead! Follow the steps above the same. Or if you don't have ginger extraction you can use the ginger juice mixed with vodka. ( simply add a shot of vodka in the bottom of each glass for measurement)
We garnished our glasses with sugar and then filled them up with ice, we added the soda water first and poured our simple ginger blend over the top.
You can also pour the ice and ingredients in a boston shaker and shake to cool and pour into whatever fancy glasses you like and garnish them with fruit and herbs!
The medicinal value of this drink is that its a great anti inflammatory and assists circulation. The health benefits of ginger are strong in the drink without the full on medicinal taste. We can also add any anti inflammation herbs such as turmeric, hops, gotu kola and celery seed. Its medicine in a glass!
Herbal macqui berry and lavender cosmopolitan
This is the classic cranberry juice version with herbal stress reduction and also antioxidants.
1. We boiled 7 litres of water with 500ml of maqui berry extraction and 500ml of lavender extraction. Added 1.5 kg of honey and let it reduce in the pot till we had about 3.5 litres left. It was thick and reduced.
2. Then we cooled it down
This was added to a garnished glass with 3/4 glass filled with cranberry juice and the syrup was added on top.
There are many versions of this you can do. You can make an alcohol free fruit syrup. The recipes are in my book " The magic of food as medicine" You can also use other spirits like vodka, gin, whiskey for alcoholic versions. We used our herbal extractions which are around 40% alcohol in the recipes today.
The medicinal value of this one is great as it helps support your nervous system and reduce stress while it also acts as an antimicrobial and antioxidant
These drinks are great for the summer time! They look festive and taste awesome.
We had loads of fun. We made three cocktails. A herbal body exfoliant, herbal syrup and also herbal preserved fruit.I'll add some more recipes this month.
Our winner of the Season ticket to Woodford Folk Festival was Bo Ackerman from West End. Bo uses our lavender herbal skin nectar and loves it. I'm so stoked Bo won as he has been using our products for many years and is also a regular Woodford Folk festival Volunteer. Bo is also a dear friend as many people who entered this prize are. We are sorry we don't have more tickets to give away to you.
However we are going to continue collecting your information and will be giving away two x $100 medicineroom vouchers before Christmas too!
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MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complementary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!