I got a special little container. It is green glass with the word “Inspire” etched into it.
So I made a magic potion:
1 Meyer lemon – shave off the zest, then quarter. Add the whole fruit
1 or 2 satsuma oranges, quartered, again, add whole fruit.
3 green cardamom pods
one piece of star anise
1/4 tsp mahleb powder
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup sugar
31/2 cups water
5 saffron threads
Put everything into a crock pot or on the stove at the very lowest heat. Simmer until the sugar is fully incorporated and the steam is aromatic. Cool, strain through a seive and put it into your favorite decanter. Serve either warm or chilled when you need a little inspiration.