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HOW TO MAKE CITRON LEAF SYRUP ADAPTED FROM ANÓN AL-ANDALUS #491. JARABE DE HOJAS DE CIDRA. MANERA DE HACERLO, p 269
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50 citron leaves
2 c sugar
1 aloe stem or 1 c aloe juice
1 cinnamon stick about 7” long
3 tsp cloves
Rub off the dust on 50 citron leaves with a cloth. Put them in a pot and cover them with water (about 1 qt). Bring to a boil and continue cooking until limp. Add sugar. Add the gel from the aloe stem or juice and the cinnamon stick. Put the cloves in a cloth bag and add them to the pot. Bring to a boil and boil gently until flavorful. Remove from heat.
Strain the liquid and prepare glasses with 1 oz syrup and 3 oz water. The juice is beneficial as it cheers the heart, fortifies internal organs and gently softens the bowels; it is extraordinary.