We’ve been talking a lot about harvesting and using yarrow lately, so today, let’s make a Yarrow Margarita!
This recipe requires a little bit of planning ahead. You’ll be making a simple syrup with yarrow flowers, and if you’re going the homemade route, your bitters will need about 3 weeks to infuse.
The bitterness of the yarrow actually work to bring out the sweetness of this unique margarita. If you need a refresher on how to make syrups and bitters, check out our videos linked below ??
Make Your Own Bitters
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- Yarrow Syrup Ingredients:
- 2 tsp dried yarrow flowers
- 1 c boiling water
- 1 c sugar/honey/agave (tequila is made from agave so this is a great choice)
- 1 c water
- Margarita Ingredients:
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz yarrow syrup
- 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 3-4 dashes bitters
- Yarrow Syrup Directions:
- Steep tea in 1 cup boiling water for 15 minutes; strain
- Pour tea into a small pot with additional water and 1 cup sugar
- Simmer for 2-3 minutes and allow to cool before storing
- Refrigerate and use within 2 months
- Margarita Directions:
- Place all ingredients in a shaker, fill with 2/3 ice and shake until cold
- Pour into glass rimmed with a salt/sugar combo
To learn more about wildcrafting, check out our Fundamentals of Holistic Herbalism Program!