Herbal oymels are sweet and sour blends of herbal infused vinegars, honey, and spices that can be enjoyed by the spoonful or used to make refreshing drinks. Violet oxymel is a delicious springtime treat that can be enjoyed through the summer as well!
Peach season is long gone, but maybe you froze some? To preserve the juice and sweetness of the peaches, I changed up my usual technique to balance the flavor a bit more on the fruit side. This is the perfect little mood booster on a chilly night.
This year I decided to preserve my favorite native fruit by making cordial, shrub, and drunken berries. These recipes can also be made with blueberries or other fruits. There's a berry kamikaze cocktail recipe too!
These tasty sour syrups can be enjoyed mixed with bubbly soda water or swirled into cocktails. This super easy recipe calls for native blackcap raspberries, but any fruit or herb can be used including peaches, rosemary, cherry, basil, ginger, etc.