Whatever cranks your tractor. Ask any Southerner to picture in their mind a lazy swelter of a Southern day and you know the vision will conjure up a front porch and some good ice cold ol’ sweet tea. Ginger liqueur has an authentic taste because of the sweet and spicy flavor of the fresh ginger, orange zest and fresh vanilla bean to round out the flavor.
Saunter in summer. If you are used to the throat-searin’ ginger tea you guzzle for whatever ales you:
- congestion and loosening the phlegm from your lungs and sinuses,
- high cholesterol,
- speeding up labor,
- a hangover to car sickness to nausea,
- morning sickness and sea sickness, and
- vomiting following surgery,
- trouble swallowing and loss of appetite,
- anti-inflammatory for arthritis,
- menstrual pain,
- dosha balance,
- killing cancer cells slowing metastasis, and
While leaving your mucous membranes intact, then you are going to love this fresh ginger recipe for sippin’ on the front porch with friends.
Ginger is holistic in that the chemical makeup contains things that work on the intestines and stomach
2 ounces or fresh ginger shaved off into slices, 1 vanilla bean cut long or lengthwise in half, 1 cup of sugar, 1 ½ cups water, 1 orange for the zest, 1 ½ cups brandy.
1. Bring the ginger, water, sugar and vanilla bean to a boil, then reduce it to a medium-low simmer until the ginger is soft, about twenty minutes. Let cool.
2. Now put the zest, brandy and syrup in your favorite sealed container for one whole day. Take out the vanilla bean and let it steep for one more day.
3. Now run the drink mixture through a mesh sieve to get the big stuff out and then through a cheese cloth or coffee filter. Now let it sit for another day to mellow.
A word of caution, Nifedipine, Warfarin and the like, are not to be taken with ginger as it will slow down the blood-clotting effect of the drug.
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