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Food is Love. Food is History. Food is Magic.

Here, we share those recipes from our programs that highlight them along with a bit magical lore and hidden histories. Enjoy!

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Baba Teddy talks Sazarac Cocktails for Hex Education Network

The Real Sazarac Cocktail

Add small amount of absinthe to the bottom of your glass and swirl to coat.

Rim top lip of glass with lemon


Add ice to chill

Pour 1.5 ounces of Cognac over ice

Twist lemon peel to finish.

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The Dr. John Cocktail

The Doctor John

Makes 1 drink

1. muddle together 1 slice of galangal root, 1 coin of ginger, 3 mint leaves, 1/2 tsp sasarparilla root

2. after crushing roots, add to shaker.

3. Pour in 1.5 oz of vodka and 1.5 oz of rum.

4. Add 2T Sasarparilla Simple Syrup (recipe below)

5. 2 drops St. John's Bitters (recipe below)

6. Fill with ice and shake vigorously, set aside.

7. coat a glass with 5 to 10 drops of Absinthe.

8. Optional: Add another drop or two of St. John's Wort Bitters to the glass.

9. Optional: Add ice

10. Rim the glass with lime

11. Strain shaker into glass

12. Garnish with fresh mint leaves

Sarsasparilla Simple Syrup: Mix 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar. Add 1/3 cup sarsasparilla root and simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved and liquid thickens. Turn of heat, stir in 1 ounce Sarsasparilla extract and allow to cool. Strain into jar.

St. John's Wort Bitters: mix equal parts Wormwood extract and St. John's Wort extract.

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