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2parts ginkgo leaves
2parts siberian ginseng root
2parts rose hips
2parts hawthorn berries
1part fresh, ripe, mashed persimmon
1part fresh lemon balm or lemon verbena
1part sliced fresh organic oranges or tangerines
1part grated fresh gingerroot
1vanilla bean sliced lengthwise and cut into 1/4" slivers
·honey or maple syrup (1/4 to 1/2 cup pre quart of cordial
How to Make Persimmon-Vanilla Cordial
- Make a cordial: Chop the herbs and fruits. Grind the dry herbs. Place all of the ingredients in a widemouthed glass jar. Cover with 3 times as much brandy.
Cover the jar and store at room temperature and away from direct light and heat.
- Shake daily for 2-4 weeks. Strain well, squeezing as much liquid as possible out of the steeped herbs. Compost the herbs and rebottle the cordial.
- Sweeten cordial lightly with 1/4-1/2 cup honey or maple syrup per quart of cordial.
- To use:
Enjoy 1/4-1 teasponn per dose, 1-3 times per day as needed.