Fruit elixir

Delivered from the Transform scenario's urban food forest, this is an intense fruity elixir to heighten the spirit and the immune system simultaneously. A concoction of apples, berries and flowers, served in a laboratory pipette to be playfully squirted directly into guests' mouthes.


  • 7 big apples
  • 100 g mixed berries, fresh or frozen (e.g. elderberry, raspberry, red currant, blackberry, strawberry…)
  • lime juice of one lime
  • rose petals, dried
  • 1 red chilli chopped
  • 100 g sugar
  • Jenever (to taste)


Boil apples, berries, lime juice, rose petals and chilli in water on low heat for 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve. Heat the juice again and add sugar. Let it simmer for another 30 minutes until reduced by half and slightly thickened. When it cools down add a splash of Jenever.


Serve with laboratory pipettes.


Apples are unexpectedly cheap and abundant this year in Belgium! We got them from an old lady in Galmaarden. She is too old to treat her trees with chemicals, and we were delighted to discover and eat her (non-certified) organic apples. The berries and rose petals were from Rasa Alksnyte's garden, picked in summer and stored in a dehydrator and freezer.


This recipe is part of 🍴Food Futures