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Wild drinks: how to bottle nature

Refreshing and naturally sweet thirst quenchers all year round: blogger and herbal therapist Karina Reichel shows you how to collect, grow, harvest and process plants.

Karina Reichel from Salzburg, also known as “Fräulein Grün”, loves everything that nature gives us: she conjures up irresistible lemonades, juices and syrups from herbs, berries, flowers and fruits. Now you can too.

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Wild drinks from nature
Karina Reichl
88 pages, Servus publishing house
Release date: April 22, 2021
ISBN 13 9783710402753

Whether fragrant lavender syrup, infused water with citrus and herb sizzling or invigorating iced tea: Here you will find extraordinary drinks that taste good, are good for us and the environment. In addition, the favorite aroma ensures that drinking enough is easy.

This is how you turn green treasures into delicious drinks

You are sure to find your favorite mix using the simple recipes in this DIY book. Answer the question and win a copy of this recipe book.

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Frauenkräuter fizz

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They exist: the herbs that support women in all walks of life, from young to mature. They usually grow right on our doorstep and, in addition to the health aspect, above all provide us with rest and relaxation. This is also what this soda is for. Whether in a fine group of women or alone because you deserve a break: this mix of herbs for women promises a pleasurable break. The sparkling water in this drink comes from the light fermentation that is set in motion by the apple cider vinegar and sugar.

Frauenkräuter-Sprudel (PDF)

  • 1 handful of lady's mantle leaves and flowers
  • 1 handful of red clover heads
  • 1/2 handful of yarrow flowers
  • 1/2 handful of raspberry leaves
  • 4 handfuls of lemon balm leaves
  • 3 liters of water
  • 300 g of sugar
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Put the flowers and leaves in a large saucepan with water, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Then it is covered with a tea towel and should be left in a dark place for at least two to three days.

The nose is also needed here as an indicator. If a slightly sour smell forms, the soda is ready. Then everything can be strained and filled into clean bottles. The soft drink will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.

Sweet Frau Holle in the glass

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One of the most popular plants is the elder. The flowers are pure summer taste in the glass and in combination with sweet strawberries you don't need sugar or other sweeteners to bring a lot of taste into the water. The elder flowers should be collected carefully so that too much pollen is not lost. Because the flowers are therefore not washed, only clean flowers should go into the basket when collecting.

Sweet Frau Holle in a glass (PDF)

  • 5 ripe strawberries
  • 1 liter of water
  • Flowers of 2 elder inflorescences

First, three strawberries and two tablespoons of water are processed into puree with a hand blender. The flowers are freed from the green stems and put in a bottle with the strawberry puree and the two remaining halved strawberries to take off. A wonderful taste develops after just one hour.

It is best to let it take off in the refrigerator. Even if you have already drunk a few glasses, you can always add fresh water, because flowers and fruits give off taste for a long time.

Summer sun blossom sugar

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The flowers and blossoms of summer are the little suns in our gardens. Nothing reflects the summer months as beautifully as marigold, sunflower, mullein and Co. The best thing about it: Many of the yellow and orange summer blossoms are edible and are perfect for blossom sugar, which lasts into winter.

When the winter days seem endless again, this yellow summer drink will refresh us and bring us back a little sun. Of course, only the yellow and orange flowers that you can safely identify as edible can be used. Feel free to use my recipe for a first try.

Summer sun blossom sugar (PDF)

  • 4 handfuls of yellow and orange flowers (such as St. John's wort, marigold, sunflower, mullein and evening primrose)
  • 3 - 4 tbsp birch sugar

Only the ray petals are used for this blossom sugar. When you have plucked off the yellow and orange flowers, they are crushed with the sugar in the blender. Depending on how big the yellow flowers are, the proportion of birch sugar can also vary. It's best to start with three tablespoons. If the mass is too sticky due to the flowers, loosen it up with another spoonful of sugar.

Then the moist sugar mass is spread on baking paper and allowed to dry for 24 hours. Then everything is mixed again in the mixer and bottled. Depending on the sweet taste, one to two teaspoons of summer sun blossom sugar are mixed in a glass of water.