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Ursa fruit infusion

Served hot at Gelida celebrations in cold hemispheres, this steeped fruit drink is flavorful and oh so simple 

steep (verb): to soak (food, coffee, or tea) in water or other liquid as a means of extracting the flavor of the ingredients


  • 6 cups drinking water
  • 2 cups dried fruits – your preferred combination of apples, apricots, dates, figs, pears, and prunes. Add cranberries if your taste runs tart 
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Zest of orange (orange slices make a lovely garnish)
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Honey to taste (optional)
  • Rosemary sprig garnish (optional)


  1. Place fruit and water in a large pot and boil on low for 30 minutes.
  2. Store overnight to allow flavors to meld
  3. The following day, sweeten with honey and dilute with additional water to desired consistency and taste.