What is it, you ask? This can give you some more info. It’s an old drink, great for quenching thirst. I learned of it at the Urban Homestead’s blog a few weeks ago and noted it. This Sunday afternoon, I finally took the time to try it. I’d been a bit hesitant, since there were no clear and full ratios to use. I took what the Urban Homestead mentioned, being equal parts molasses (black strap this time), honey, and cider vinegar. I used 1/2 cup each, adding it to a pitcher that held approximately two quarts and adding 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger. Mixed the concoction thoroughly and let it set. The initial tastes were a bit overly molasses based, but as of Monday night, they had mitigated a bit. There was an interesting wash of flavor over the tongue, starting with the sharpness of the vinegar, the sweetness of the honey, followed by the molasses and a final bite of ginger. The kids weren’t too pleased; #3 liked it until the ginger bite came in.
I’m thinking about either switching out the black strap molasses for another type, or else dropping the molasses content. That might make it a bit more palatable. But, all in all, it’s not bad for a first try.
Solo Deo Gloria,