"Bee Water" cocktail

by Joe
(Nesconset, NY)

I was searching for a recipe that my friend years ago referred to as "Bee Water." It was a concoction that his own grandmother kept in her refrigerator during the summer months. After running wild in his backyard on a hot day he would offer this to me. I knew it had honey, water and vinegar, but I did not know it was cider vinegar until reading your website just now!!

However, I just was confused when you mention about the cider vinegar that "the mother must be present." What exactly is meant by this? I see that you suggest organic cider vinegar, which I'm sure I can obtain, however, I'm not sure about the "mother" part.

Looking forward to your reply,

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Sep 07, 2010
One Tricky Grandma
by: Grandma

Hi Joe,

I had to laugh reading how tricky your friends grandma was. Now there's a clever name, "Bee Water" cocktail. Imagine telling young boys she was giving them a healthy cocktail. You boys would have turned your nose up and passed it over for the Kool Aid. I'm going to have to use that one when my grandsons are visiting. Now for my granddaughters I might have to use something like "Butterfly Water" cocktail. :)

The mother is the culture that forms in the vinegar when it's formanting. It's actually the most healthy part of Apple Cider Vinegar. You can find it in the health food section of your super market or a local health food store. It will say on the bottle, "with the mother". One of my favorite brands to buy is "Bragg".

Thanks for your story Joe, I enjoyed reading it,


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