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Vanilla-Rose Cordial Recipe

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

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

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

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

Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the
natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author
Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of 
Aromatherapy: A
Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).

Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday
Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes

  • Published on Nov 1, 2001
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