Juniper is a bitter, aromatic herb. It can improve digestion and has antiseptic and diuretic qualities.
The berries can be used fresh or dried as an ingredient.
Juniper can promote weight loss as it can reduce water retention and has diuretic qualities. It can also improve digestion and has antiseptic qualities.
Juniper can be easily used in mixology with gin, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Happy Fourth Of July!
Enjoy this patriotic cocktail:
The Red, White, and Blue
3 strawberries cut in quarters
3 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
1 oz lime juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
put all the ingredients into a mixing glass
soak for two hours, refrigerated
Congratulations to the Miami Heat and their championship! Celebrate their big win with this signature cocktail that is easy to make at home.
The Heat Is On
3 oz D'usse cognac
1 dash Coca-Cola
2 mint leaves
1 oz vanilla extract
1 dash sherry
3 fresh cherries
1 oz Leblon cachaca
Put all ingredients into a shaker. Shake well. Top With Coca-Cola.
Latin name: Sambucus nigra L.
Available forms: tincture, tea, and extract
The name Elderflower comes from the Anglo Saxon word "aeid," meaning fire, as its hollowed stems were once used to get fires going. Elder's medicinal uses date back to the Roman Empire when it was used a cure for coughs, colds, and inflammation. As a tea, it was used as a tonic for purifying the blood.
Parts of the plant are thought to be poisonous and should not be consumed.
Here is one of Albert Trummer's original recipes using elderflower:
3 ounces Veuve Clicquot champage
2 ounces of Trummer elderflower essence
1 ounce fresh hibiscus
garnish with a fresh edible flower
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