Saturday, January 7, 2012

Recipe #1 Hot Brandied Elder-Lemon Toddies

Theses warming, relaxing, antiviral ingredients blend well into the old tradition of sipping hot toddies to dispel chills, coughs, and colds.

Yield: About 12 ounces; 1 serving

What you'll need:
3    Tablespoons of Grated Fresh Ginger Root
3    Tablespoons Elder Flowers *
1    Cup Boiling Water
1/4 Cup Brandy
1    Small Lemon (juiced and set aside)
2    Tablespoons  Honey

(* Elder Flowers must come from the Blue-Berried variety.  The Red-Berried variety is toxic, do not use.)

1. Prepare the tea.  Add Ginger and Elder Flowers to small pot with boiling water.  Stir, cover, and allow to steep for 10 minutes.

2. Strain the tea, and pour into a large mug. Stir in the brandy, lemon, and honey.

3. Sip slowly and enjoy!

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