Another fun foray into the peculiar intertidal zone between medicine and ooh-oh-neat flavours, Floral Detoxifier Oxymel blends warmly aromatic elderflower aroma with herbaceous and bitter-edged botanicals like nettle tops, dandelion leaf and dandelion root. Earthy, savoury, tangy, green. It's a cool combination that's zappy mixed strong as a health tonic, or beguiling and elusive mixed long as a tall drink or cocktail component. Alive in every direction, this one's kind of like the Gewurtztraminer of the bunch, old-school yet unclassically aromatic. To your health!
Oxymel is a traditional medicinal preparation of Ancient Greece that preserves herbal ingredients and delivers them to the palate in a way that goes beyond just sugarcoating a bitter pill. Suribachi Herbal's oxymels are made with care and intention by hand in Victoria BC, with many of the botanical components processed and dried in-house. Their formulations are equal parts health forward and delicious, and we love them as drinks on their own and as enhancers for mixed drinks.
Suribachi proposes a variety of ratios at which to try mixing them, either with still or sparkling water, or in with juices or other drinks. Mixed at a strong ratio of 3:1, it is a bracing health tonic that will make you feel alive and on the level much as a shot of fernet or other traditional alcoholic bitter liqueur might. We love them at a more mellow dilution as well, like 8 parts soda water to 1 part oxymel or more, where they express like kombucha or the pet-nat of our dreams, acidity and sweetness and botanical notes flying.
Available in 150ml glass bottle as well as 200ml pouches ideal for shipping.
Ingredients: Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic B.C. local honey, Elderflower, Dandelion root, Dandelion leaf, Nettle top, dried lemon.
Please note apple cider vinegar and honey are unpasteurized and probiotic, natural sediment or vinegar 'mother' may occur.