Honey Lemon Decongestant

Good to drink when you are feeling under the weather. And tasty to boot!

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ Cups water just under the boil
  • 2 Herba Tussin Tea Bags by Traditional Medicinals, or something similar
  • 2-3 slices lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey or to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey Lemon Bee Stinger or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Bourbon Whiskey or to taste

Instructions:

  1. Start water to boil. Meanwhile, in a large mug, place 2 teabags and lemon slices.
  2. When water is just starting to boil, but not vigorously, turn off stove and pour hot water over tea bags. Let steep for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Either remove tea bags and lemon slices or leave them in the mug, your choice. The longer they stay in the stronger the tea becomes.
  4. Finish off the tea with the raw honey, Honey Lemon Bee Stinger and Bourbon.

Honey Lemon Tonic Detoxifier

Ingredients:

  • 1 4-ounce bottle honey lemon bee stinger concentrate
  • 4 Lemons with zest and juice
  • 4 Oranges with zest and juice
  • 1-2 four inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 green cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon whole mace, not ground
  • One thai pepper pod, whole and uncut (Optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh turmeric, grated
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • ½  teaspoon each oregano, rosemary, thyme and lavender
  • ¼ Cup raw local honey

Instructions: Cold infusion Method

  1. In a 1 quart mason jar, add 1 four ounce bottle honey lemon bee stinger drinking vinegar concentrate, juice and zest of lemons and oranges, cinnamon, cardamom, mace, Thai pepper, turmeric, ginger, oregano, rosemary, thyme and lavender. Add Honey. Place lid on securely and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Place in coldest part of refrigerator for 24 hours.
  2. In a strainer over a large bowl, pour and drain tonic for 10-20 minutes to remove herbs, spices and zest solids. Place strained liquid back into a clean mason jar. Keep refrigerated in coldest part of refrigerator.
  3. Take as 1 ounce shot twice daily. Discard after 5 days.

 

Purple Nurple Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ounces Hibiscus Honey Drinking Vinegar Concentrate
  • 2 Plums
  • 2-3 Slices cucumber
  • 3 Tablespoons shredded fresh beet
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded carrot
  • 1 Small handful basil
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated ginger and turmeric
  • Handful Ice

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, add the plums, cucumber, shredded beet, shredded carrot, basil, grated ginger, grated turmeric and the fresh squeezed orange juice.
  2. Blend until fairly smooth and uniform in appearance.
  3. Add ice and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Peachy Keen Coffee Dream

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coffee, premade and chilled
  • 1/2 Ounce Peachy Keen Drinking Vinegar Concentrate, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup (Optional)
  • 1 thinly sliced peach for garnish
  • A few drops chocolate black walnut bitters
  • Crushed Ice
  • 1 Ounce Bulleit Bourbon or Bacardi 151 Rum (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix premade coffee with simple syrup. Set aside.
  2. When ready, fill two tea glasses with ice. Add ½ cup coffee to each glass. Spoon 2 teaspoons of Peachy Keen drinking vinegar on top and gently mix. Add 1-3 drops chocolate black walnut bitters to each glass. Swirl gently; garnish each glass with a peach wedge.
  3. Add spirit to glass after adding coffee, if desired. Follow rest of instructions.

 

Peachy Keen Dream with Darjeeling Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 Darjeeling tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 Teaspoons Peachy Keen Drinking Vinegar Concentrate, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon passion fruit simple syrup (Optional)
  •  1 thinly sliced peach and basil for garnish
  • A few drops fig-sour cherry bitters
  • Crushed Ice
  • 1 Ounce Moonshine or Rum (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a mug, pour the boiling water over the tea bags. Let steep for 7 minutes. Remove tea bag and dispose of. Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Once cool, stir in passionfruit simple syrup, if desired. Set aside.
  2. When ready, fill two tea glasses with ice. Add next the tea. Finally spoon 2 teaspoons of Peachy Keen drinking vinegar on top and gently mix. Add 1-3 drops fig sour cherry bitters to each glass. Swirl gently; garnish each glass with a peach wedge speared by a small sprig of basil.
  3. Add spirit to glass after adding tea, if desired. Follow rest of instructions.

Hibiscus-Honey Iced Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 Korean green tea bags
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cups fresh squeezed blood, mandarin, honeybell, tangelo or tangerine juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Hibiscus Honey Drinking Vinegar Concentrate, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon honey simple syrup (Optional)
  • 1 thinly sliced orange for garnish
  • Crushed Ice

Instructions:

  1. In a mug, pour the boiling water over the tea bags. Let steep for 7 minutes. Remove tea bag and dispose of. Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Once cool, stir in honey simple syrup, if desired. Set aside.
  2. When ready, fill two tea glasses with ice. Divide the orange juice between the two glasses. Add next the tea. Finally spoon 1 teaspoon Honey Hibiscus drinking vinegar on top and gently mix. Garnish each with an orange slice.

Chimera drinking vinegar sodas served at Findlay Market

Chimera Brands at Findlay Market

Chimera Brands at Findlay Market

Findlay Market is one of the oldest open farmers markets in the country. Chimera Brands now has a presence in the Findlay Market Biergarten every Saturday and Sunday.

We’re serving Shrub Sodas made with your choice of Chimera drinking vinegar and Pellegrino sparkling water. Very refreshing on a hot summer day!

Come on down and enjoy the market with a Chimera Shrub.

Chimera Hour (drinks and bottle retail)
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm
http://www.findlaymarket.org/

Chimera Shrubs @ Art on Vine in Rhinegeist Brewery

Chimera_at_Art_on_Vine09738We were really excited to attend Art on Vine on Dec. 2015 and it was a great success. Chimera Shrubs along with a lot of other art vendors setup in Rhinegeist Brewery for the day, offering everything from arts, crafts, clothing and of course Chimera drinking vinegars! There are two rooms, the main larger room and a smaller room off of the main that included the tap bench. I have to say that I was a little worried that we were not setting up main room, but as it turned out, the smaller room had less noise and lighting was more pleasing too, so I’m actually happy we were in the other room.

Art on Vine was founded by photographer James Jenkins. During the Winter season, AOV is held indoors at the stunning space we call Rhinegeist Brewery where attendees will enjoy Cincy made craft beer and Shopping Local. It’s a great platform for many local artists and vendors to showcase and sale their Fine Art, Hand Made Goods and Photography.

This event started out in a parking lot on Vine Street in OTR with a portion of artist fees benefiting Over The Rhine Community Housing, the owner of the parking lot we were using with only 8 artists. Now Art on Vine hosts 60+ artists every month, filling Rhinegeist Brewery and receiving more than 100 entries each month. Art on Vine also seeks to benefit a different local nonprofit every month.

AOV schedule for 2016 is:

  • January 17th at Rhinegeist Brewery 1-7pm
  • February 21st at Rhinegeist Brewery 1-7pm
  • March 20th at Rhinegeist Brewery 1-7pm

More info: http://www.artonvinecincy.com/

Chimera Shrubs @ Fall Fest 2015 in Washington Park

Fall Fest 2015Come on down to Washington Park this Saturday & Sunday for a weekend of fall fun! We’ve got a jam-packed entertainment lineup for all ages. Vendors include Chimera Shrubs & Bitters and a lot of great vendors selling craft & homemade items, fresh produce, baked goods, & more.

We will be serving mulled hot Apple Shrub Cider and selling 16oz bottles of our Ginger Lemongrass Shrub, Hibiscus Honey Shrub along with a new Premium Shrub we’ve been working on for a while called the “Bee Stinger“, or Honey Lemon drinking vinegar shrub that uses lots and lots of raw honey! 🙂

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday Schedule:
Noon: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Little Red Riding Hood
2:00pm: Magician Charlie Cadabra
3:30pm: Casey Campbell Folk Kids Trio
5:00pm: Apple Pie Eating Contest
5:30pm: The Whiskey Shambles
7:30pm: The Magic Lightnin’ Boys

Sunday Schedule:
Noon: Madcap Puppets: Once Upon A Clock
2:00pm: “Musical Moments For Me and You” featuring Demi Mays of Growing Sound
3:30pm: Mark Utley and Bulletville
5:00pm: Jake Speed & The Freddies

Special thanks to our sponsors, Molina Healthcare, UC Health, 94.9 Cincinnati, and P&G. Free programming in Washington Park is produced by 3CDC.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057580780928169/