- 40-50 cherry tree leaves, small and fresh off a tree that has not been exposed to any spraying from pesticides
- 1 bottle aromatic red wine
- 3 tablespoons brandy or cognac
- 90 g granulated sugar
- lots of ice, for serving
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- To clean the leaves, wipe with a wet cloth to remove any dirt, dust or bugs that may be on the leaves.
- Place them in a large container. Add the wine, cognac and sugar.
- Mix to combine. Do not worry if the sugar doesn’t dissolve immediately. It will dissolve during the process.
- Seal container and refrigerate for 10 days, stirring once or twice a day. After the 10th day, try some to see if you like the taste (don’t expect a strong cherry taste, it will have more of a bitter almond taste). If you find the taste to your liking, strain mixture and transfer to a bottle. Refrigerate.
- If you want a more intense flavor, seal container and refrigerate for another 4 days.
- Serve with lots of ice!
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.