At my house, we drink a lot of Firepot Indian Rose Garden. I often make it when I think I want a glass of wine but really just want to relax. I make it for my boys when they think they want to stay awake but really just need to sleep. They call it “honey flower tea”. Here, I’ve made it into a warm winter cocktail with the addition of honey and brandy.
Chamomile flowers are well known for their calming properties. Rose petals, somewhat lesser known, are amazing for the skin, for soothing and balancing the body and also for alleviating stress. They have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for ages and were Lord Krishnas favorite flower! Put them to use here…
Makes: 1 hot toddy
Time: 7 minutes
You will need:
1 cup of water a few minutes off the boil
1.4 Tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon
1.5 ounces brandy
Steep flowers in water for 4 minutes
Add honey, lemon and brandy
Stir and enjoy!