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Pommes de Mycoterra avec Pommes

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November 12, 2021
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Photo by Sagegreen
Author Notes

This is an odd tall drink I invented with my local trees as inspiration. I live by a birch-hemlock forest, where chaga and reishi grow abundantly. Varietal apple orchards dot nearby hills. And our roads are lined with sugar maples; the sap runs wild in late winter. This earthy-tasting drink celebrates the local harvest of all of these. For a virgin version, replace the brandy with equal parts of tea and cider. Cheers. —Sagegreen

  • Prep time 8 hours
  • Cook time 8 hours
  • makes 2 drinks
Ingredients
  • Make chaga reishi tea and ice cubes
  • 2 walnut chunks of chaga and reishi broken up
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • For the drinks
  • 8 ounces brewed and chilled chaga reishi tea
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
  • 8 packets apple cider
  • 2-3 ounces Calvados, to taste
  • 2 chaga reishi ice cubes
  • 2 apple wheels
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Make chaga reishi tea and ice cubes
  2. Brew two walnut-sized chunks of each, broken up, in 3-4 cups of water for 4 hours (or overnight) in a crockpot on low with a pinch of grated nutmeg and 1 cinnamon stick (For two drinks this calls for 3 cups, but making 4 cups allows for spills or refills).
  3. Pour about half the tea into an ice cube tray to freeze (I like to make ice cubes spheres for drinks). And chill the other half for the drinks.
  1. For the drinks
  2. In each tall glass, pour 4 oz. of spiced chaga-reishi chilled tea.
  3. Stir in @ 1 tbl. of maple syrup, more or less to your desired sweetness, to each.
  4. Pour in 4 oz. of cider to each.
  5. Stir in the desired shot quantity of Calvados (or increase the tea/cider amount by 1 oz per drink) Garnish with apple wheels on each glass.

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