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Boost Your Energy With A Ginger Cordial

4/10/2008 5:16:00 PM

Tags: Ginger, Cordial, Beverage, Herbs, Health, Spring, Recipe

Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health. Although spring definitely is springing here with daffodils and forsythia just about everywhere you look, it is still cold and wet, and I've got a lingering cough that I'm having trouble getting rid of. A warming recipe sounds just perfect!

This cordial is a great recipe for improving energy and vitality. Ginger’s pungent and warming properties enhance the “fire” in the body, stimulating digestion and circulation, while the apricots provide an abundance of easily digested nutrients and natural sugars.

Ginger Cordial
Serves 4

• 8 ounces dried apricots
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/2 teaspoon allspice
• 4 cloves
• 2 1/2 cups ginger ale
• 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Stew apricots and spices in enough water to cover until soft. Blend in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add ginger ale and reheat. Add lemon juice to taste and serve in heatproof glasses.

Source: McIntyre, Anne. Drink to Your Health. New York: Fireside, 2000.



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