Recipe | Blackberry Oxymel


An Oxymel is an immunity boosting drink made with a mixture of vinegar and honey. We are in bountiful blackberry season so for this recipe we are harvesting a few of the juicy berries from the early Autumn hedgerows to add to the oxymel - boosting it's vitamin and mineral content. 

We use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar which is naturally anti-inflammatory and helps maintain a healthy pH balance as well as helping in regulating metabolism. We also use local honey which is naturally antibiotic and rich in antioxidants. 

What you will need - 

1 cup blackberries
Enough raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to cover
local runny honey

Half fill a sterilised jar with the blackberries and top with the vinegar. Secure the lid and leave to infuse in a cool dark place for 3-4 weeks, gently shaking the jar periodically. Strain the mixture through muslin/cheesecloth into a jug, discarding the fruit.  
Mix equal parts of the infused vinegar to honey and pour in a sterilised bottle. 

To drink, use like a cordial and dilute with a little hot (not boiling) water. Drink in the morning as part of your energising, immune boosting routine. 

Store the oxymel in a cool, dark place, once opened, keep in the fridge and use within 2 months.