August 03, 2022
Oxymel is a sweet blend that combines raw apple cider vinegar and honey with herbs, berries and/or fruits to make a refreshing infusion that is taken stright, added to water, or made into drinks.
Rose Oxymel makes a lovely cooling and refreshing medicine that can help calm and cool the nerves on hot days or when your energy and temperament is feeling hot.
Typically the ratio of an oxymel is 1 part honey to 1 part raw apple cider vinegar. I like things a little less sweet so I tend to do 1/2 part honey to 1 part vinegar. You can play around with what works best for you.
1/2 cup dried Rose Petals
1/4 - 1/2 cup Honey
1/2 - 3/4 cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
If you have a grinder, run the rose petals through a grinder; if not you can crush them them up using your hands. Place the ground or crushed petals in an 8oz jar.
Next pour in the amount of honey desired.
Then fill the remainder of the jar with raw apple cider vinegar. If using a metal lid, place a piece of parchment paper between the jar and the lid so it won't corrode.
Let this sit for 2 - 4 weeks on a shelf or counter out of direct sunlight.
Throughout those weeks, shake it, open it, and taste it throughout its process. Also top it off with more apple cider vinegar if the level of liquid has dropped.
After 2 - 4 weeks, strain.
You can sip it on its own, add to still or sparkling water, use in syrups, with food, and make it into drinks.
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