Hibiscus Lemongrass Herbal Punch
We had our annual Green Path Herb School Open House last week and it was so much fun! I made an herbal punch that got rave reviews and I thought I’d share the recipe with you. This would be a fun punch for any celebratory event including a birthday party, holiday celebration or herb school graduation (wink wink).
Hibiscus Lemongrass Herbal Punch Recipe
1 ounce hibiscus (Hibiscus spp.)
1 ounce rose hips (Rosa spp.)
1 ounce lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora)
1/2 ounce lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
1/2 ounce fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
1 cup fresh berries
2 bottles of sparkling apple cider or other sparkling juice
Mix all herbs together in a large teapot or 1/2 gallon canning jar. Add 6 cups of boiling water and let sit until cool. This will make a strong tea. Strain the tea. I froze about 4 cups of the tea in a bowl and refrigerated the rest. Frozen tea in one large chunk takes longer to melt and keeps your punch cooler over a longer time period. Once you are ready for your event, run hot water over your frozen bowl to dislodge your herbal ice. I put my ice in a punch bowl and poured the sparkling juice over the top. Add berries and enjoy!
© Elaine Sheff, Clinical Herbalist 2016
About the Author:
The author of several books on herbal medicine and healing, clinical herbalist Elaine Sheff has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 25 years. Her latest book is Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, located in Missoula, MT, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the plants and their own healing process. As a certified Instructor of the Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Methods, Elaine has helped many couples to avoid or achieve pregnancy naturally. An artist and writer, Elaine has written numerous articles about her family’s journey with epilepsy and a special needs child. You can often find her bent over an herb in her garden or marveling at small flowers in mountain meadows with her husband and sons.
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