Amber liquor - cure for everything?

Baltic Amber

Made a bottle of amber liqueur.

Used 98% Alc/vol Spirit (spirytus) over grains of natural Baltic amber.

It tastes wicked, sort of like PineSol, but man-oh-man is it ever potent. One shot glass of this stuff does what a bottle of wine used to.

Had one shot and wrote a whole chapter of my novel.

By the way, the liquor is for medicinal purposes. Amber vodka in Polish folk medicine is said to be a remedy for: flu, asthma, rheumatism, pneumonia, and heart ailments (?), and as I found out it aids creativity too.

Here's how to make it.

Ingredients, per 250ml:

  1. 98% spirit (had to import it from Europe - not available here)

  2. 20 - 40 grains of amber

Place amber in the bottle, add the spirit. Cap. Wait five days.

How to use:

1: Add a few drops to tea, or whatever you are going to drink. 2: Rub into sore joints.

You can use the same amber twice.

One shot glass cured my sore throat and, I swear, I felt rejuvenated - could not stop jumping, it was so potent ;)


Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara

Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the most significant figures in Liberation Theology and social justice.

Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara was a catholic archbishop in Brazil.

He was instrumental in delineating the course of Liberation Theology, a premise for my latest novel.

To cut to the chase let me post some quotes from the colorful Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara:

"When I give food to the poor the call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food they call me a communist."

"I will never carry a weapon and will never kill anyone. But I am ready to give life for the poor."

"The greatest problem of the Church is not a lack of priests, rather the hunger faced by the people."