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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.

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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

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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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8 thoughts to “Fall Spice Elixir Recipe

  • Monique

    Thanks for the lovely recipe, for how long can I store? Can I leave outside the fridge? Thanks a lot

    • Elizabeth Heck

      Hi Monique,
      It’s best to store it in the refrigerator for up to a month. Enjoy!

  • PRM

    Sounds delicious and warming!
    Question though: Do you start with apple cider or apple juice? (The ingredients say one thing, and the directions another.) If you need apple cider for this recipe, do you have a good recipe for apple cider?
    Also, any tips on cutting the alcohol content of this (perhaps adding the brandy and vodka just before removing from the heat)? Or does this produce a concentrate that you dilute later?

    • Elizabeth Heck

      Hi Priscilla,
      Thank you so much for catching that! You can just use apple juice. The alcohol content of the elixir is 15% alcohol (ABV) if using 80 proof vodka and brandy. This is the same as the average cocktail or one of the stronger wines. This amount of alcohol helps with the shelf life which is up to a month refrigerated (23% alcohol is required for long-term non-refrigerated storage). You can most certainly dilute it just before serving. It is nice to serve it in small sipping cups.

  • Kabira

    Can i leave out brandy and vodka

    • Elizabeth Heck

      Hi Kabira,
      Yes, you can certainly leave the alcohol out. It will only last for a week or so in the refrigerator.

  • Pam

    Do you drink this elixir chilled or warm?

    • Elizabeth Heck

      Hi Pam,
      I prefer it room temperature. You can warm it on the stove top just before serving but it adds a step for you. You can also serve it chilled if you like, although it won’t be as warming to the system.


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