This fall spice elixir recipe is delicious, fun and just what the body needs as the weather turns colder.
It’s the perfect autumn beverage to sip with pumpkin pie or after a Thanksgiving dinner. These are the flavors that remind us to welcome the change to come. It also honors the incredible nourishment of autumn’s apple harvest.
The herbs in the recipe are warming and aromatic. While warming herbs have a number of medicinal qualities, such as supporting heart health and reducing arthritic pain, they are also an important part of staying healthy during the cold and flu season. These herbs warm the spirit too. This is truly a gratifying medicine.
How to make the Fall Spice Elixir Recipe
- 2 cups apple juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 thin slices fresh ginger
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup brandy
- ½ cup vodka
Boil apple juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until slightly cooled. Strain out the spices reserving the liquid. Stir in the maple syrup. When fully cooled, pour into a 1 quart jar. Add vanilla, brandy and vodka. Seal with a tight fitting lid and shake to mix the ingredients together.
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