Cordials & Elixirs

We like to think of cordials and elixirs as “pleasure medicine.” They are made in small, sometimes seasonal, batches with medicinal herbs that have therapeutic effects. The pleasure comes the choice of alcohol (brandy, rum, or tequila), the pleasant taste of the herbs themselves, and the sweetness added. Typically, a cordial is sweetened with honey, and an elixir is sweetened with cane sugar.