Yarrow Simple Syrup:

Small handful fresh yarrow
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

Directions: Bring the water to a boil and pour over the yarrow leaves. Let steep for 10 minutes, then strain, reserving the infused water.

Add the water to a small saucepan with the syrup and heat until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a sterilized jar and cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.

To make the cocktail: Add ½ ounce yarrow simple syrup and 2 ounces peach or apricot nectar and mix. Top with sparkling water, garnish with an edible flower, and serve.

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Photography by NORTHWEST FOCUS It all started with yarrow, an inauspicious herb with feathery leaves that I had spotted during our first outing together. We bent down to look at it together, keeping our distance as I told her of yarrow’s many healing properties, how it could staunch bleeding, calm a histamine reaction of bee stings, stimulate digestion, calm the...
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