Guided by our friend and local plant expert Amanda Saurin, we continue to explore the joys of our Outer Hebridean island’s indigenous flora.
Hand-picked in south Harris in 2020, Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is an ancient Hebridean brewing plant and is the mainstay of this new tincture.
Known for generations of natural medicine, Meadowsweet was renowned for reducing fevers and pain. It was particularly useful here in Harris where the cold, wet weather often tested people’s health.
The tincture we share today also contains lemon and a sweetened plum ‘shrub’, much prized for balancing the digestion and calming inflammation.
In combination, the Harris Meadowsweet Tincture does a fantastic job of evoking the unique tastes and scents of an island Spring.
Add anything from a few drops to a dropper-full to Harris G&T’s, martinis, or simply have fun experimenting in your favourite serves.