Recipe: East Asian Bliss Mocktail


1 tablespoon dried red ginseng slices
1 tablespoon dried passion flower
1 tablespoon honey (adjust to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 cups water
Ice cubes
Lemon slices for garnish


In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a gentle boil.
Add red ginseng slices and passion flower to the boiling water.
Allow the herbs to simmer for 10-15 minutes, extracting their flavors.
Strain the herbal mixture into a separate container.
Stir in honey until dissolved, and add ground cardamom.
Let the mixture cool, then refrigerate until chilled.
To serve, fill glasses with ice cubes, pour the herbal concentrate over the ice.
Garnish each glass with a slice of lemon.

Medicinal Properties:

Red Ginseng:  Known as an adaptogen, red ginseng is believed to enhance stamina, reduce stress, and support overall vitality.
Passion Flower: Traditionally used to alleviate anxiety and improve sleep, the passion flower adds a calming element to the mocktail.
Honey: Besides providing sweetness, honey contains antioxidants and may have antibacterial properties, contributing to overall well-being.
Cardamom: This spice is known for its digestive benefits and adds a warm, aromatic flavor to the mocktail.