find nettles in these popular products:
Another delicious way to reap these benefits is in using nettle to make syrups & cordials. You will find them to have an absolutely delicious & completely unique flavor when used this way. The flavor is quite impossible to describe-- rather vegetal & green with strong apricot-peach notes. It’s AMAZING! Its adaptogenic properties make it a natural for relaxing, end-of-day drinks, both with or without alcohol. Fresh or dried nettle can be used, with fresh cordials often turning a pinkish shade [similar to how Queen Anne’s Lace turns color.] I like it best as a British-style, non-alcoholic cordial [similar to an herbal syrup with citric acid added] & will share my recipe for that here, as well as Zero-Alcohol & Craft-Cocktail recipes made using it.
Nettle Cordial [non-alcoholic cordial]
Now that we have our cordial-- Let's make some tasy drinks with it!
When using fresh instead of dried nettles, your cordial will be a stunning pale pink color like this!
Sparkling Prick Cocktail
2 oz Gin
½ fresh lime juice
1 oz nettle cordial
Splash soda water
Nettle Refresher [Zero-Proof]
2 dashes Bitter Housewife Grapefruit Bitters
1 oz nettle cordial
Soda water or sparkling water
That is it for this week! I hope you enjoy these recipes & get some use of them. Nettles are a really wonderful herb to add to your diet, even simply enjoying them in tea.
They are loaded with flavor & amazing benefits.
Scoop them up in premade teas like we offer or dried at herb houses if you aren’t feeling brave enough to harvest them yourself -- just don’t pass them over for fear of a sting or you will truly miss out!
Take care until next time -- & don’t forget to #StopAndEatTheFlowers
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