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Pick the flowers on a hot sunny day as the yeast is mainly in the pollen
5 quarts water
3 1/2 cups sugar
juice and thinly peeled rind of one lemon
2 TBS cider or wine vinegar
12 Elderflower heads
1) Bring the water to a boil. Pour into a sterilized container; add the sugar , stirring until dissolved.
2) When cool, add the juice and rind of the lemon, vinegar and elderflowers. Cover with several layers of cheesecloth and leave for 24 hours.
3)Filter through cheesecloth into strong bottles. This drink is ready after 2 weeks. Serve chilled.
6 – 3″ Cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. – Black peppercorn
3/4 tsp. – Whole Cloves
1tbsp. – Cardamom
3/4 cup – Fresh slices and peeled Ginger
2 tbsp. – Indian Black Tea
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom and ginger. Bring back to a boil, lower heaat, cover and boil for1 1/2 hours. Remove from the flame and let it sit for at least 1 1/2 hours (no longer than 3 hours). Strain the spices out. Throw in the tea and reheat. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea leaves out. Mix with 1/4 cup of milk and sweetener if you like. Can be enjoyed hot or iced. Stores in the refridgeration for up to 2 weeks.