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Holiday Herbal Infusion

Charles E. Walton IV
Yield Makes 4 cups
After the typical holiday indulgence, your body needs a break. Herbs, restorative and refreshing, make wonderful infusions. For the holiday season, I like this combination with the spicy kick of ginger and the digestive properties of fresh rosemary. Serve with shortbread. Cook: 12 minutes.


  • 4 mint sprigs
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, stems discarded
  • 1 (2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • Garnishes: lime wedges, rosemary sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Boil herbs in 4 cups water 5 minutes. Turn off heat; cover and let seep 5 minutes. Pass through sieve, and discard herbs. Stir in honey, and serve hot with lime slices.