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Category : Beverages & Teas       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 1
Birch Beer (more like tea)

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Akwesasne mohawk

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Justin Crowfox haner ... who learned this from my Father

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • Two to three handfulls of BLACK birch twigs
  • about 3-4 quarts spring water
  • sugar to taste

Directions

Boil birch in water until water is a dark red or brown color.This will take a while so be patient. When it is a good color, sift out all bark and twig residue.Mix in sugar to desired sweetness. Chill and serve ice cold.

Note: Black birch is not found in alot of areas very often so some people may have to find someone who can get it for you.


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