Known as drinking vinegar, sipping vinegar, these snazzy herbal concoctions have become quite trendy in the world of cool cocktails, but they are also a classic way to create good home remedies and medicines. In fact, in North America during colonial times, sipping vinegar were commonly used as both medicines and a way to preserve fruits and herbs in a deliciously consumable infusion. I offer you one of my most revered herbs at this time as my tester taster, so let me know what you think. Holy basil or Tulsi has been used in various cultures for generations as a healing medicinal herb and is used significantly in Ayurvedic medicine. Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogen as it helps balance different processes in the body and is believed to give us strength when facing normal daily stress. Holy basil is also a restorative herb and can be used if you need a welcome boost to your energy levels, it is beneficial when recovering from a illness and is freely used as a convalescent tea. it is soothing and calming to the body and midly mellowing to the mind.
When it comes to the sweetener, I like to use raw organic honey in medicinal vinegar, but this is where you can use what works best for you too. The infusion can then be taken as a tonic or can be mixed with sparkling water, juice or a mixture of all for a delicious beverage. You can adjust the sweetener to taste and you might be surprised how delightfully mellow a well-infused sipping vinegar can be.