Vanilla-Rose Cordial Recipe

Make a thoughtful handcrafted gift using this Vanilla-Rose Cordial recipe, an herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season or any time!

| November/December 2001

Make this Vanilla-Rose Cordial recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.

Vanilla-Rose Cordial Recipe

The perfect nightcap as you sit in the waning firelight.

• 2 vanilla beans
• 1 ounce dried rose petals
• 1 ounce vitex berries (Vitex agnus-castus)
• 1/2 ounce damiana
• 2 cups brandy
• 1/4 cup rosewater

1. Slit the vanilla beans lengthwise and cut them into 1-inch pieces.

2. Combine the beans with the other ingredients in a glass container and let the mixture soak, covered, for 2 weeks, shaking daily.

3. Strain, add the rosewater, and bottle. Sip in special cordial glasses. Makes about 2 1/4 cups (10 to 12 servings).

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