Ent Draught – A Lord of the Rings Recipe

Ent Draught - A Lord of the Rings Recipe

As Merry and Pippin found out, the ent draught is a powerful beverage. There are several different versions, each infused with a different type of magic. Some are light and refreshing, and others are deep and nourishing.

While I have no ent magic at my disposal, I created a drink that might be the closest thing a human being can get to an ent draught without entering Middle Earth. Peppermint tea gives a leafy green color and refreshing taste to invigorate the mind, and real maple syrup gives it a little something “tree-ish” while making the draught sweet to the taste.

This ent draught is simple in its ingredients, but the amount of flavoring added is entirely up to your tastes. If you want a stronger, more fortifying draught, steep the tea longer and add a little more maple syrup. For a more refreshing taste, go light on the flavoring. Always serve the ent draught cold, however. This is how it feels and tastes when it is fresh from the springs.

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Ent Draught - A Lord of the Rings Recipe


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 peppermint tea bags
  • 3 Tbsp. real maple syrup


  1. Heat the water in a kettle.

  2. Steep the tea bags in the hot water for about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the tea bags, and stir in the maple syrup.

  4. Refrigerate in a closed glass container for several hours.

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4 thoughts on “Ent Draught – A Lord of the Rings Recipe”

  1. I made this last weekend, and it was quite delicious and refreshing. I don’t know why I never thought about chilling peppermint tea before, and the edge of sweetness from the maple syrup complemented it quite well. All I need now is a proper glass container for chilling!

    1. So glad you liked it! I really wanted to make a family-friendly ent draught, since all the others I’ve seen online contain alcohol, so I had to get a little creative 🙂

  2. I just saw this post and wanted to share my experience with what my family calls Ent-drauht. We drink the maple sap within 24 hrs of it coming out of the tree. It is surprisingly different per tree with taste, temperature and sugar content. Be forewarned, once you taste it fresh, I haven’t wanted to try anything else and am I willing to wait for the next season to come. It seems to add to the enjoyment if you reading the 2 or so paragraphs describing Merry and Pippin’s experience in the book while enjoying the frosty beverage. One last thing…anything more than a sip and it has more “kick” then a cup of coffee and you won’t sleep till its morning.
    God bless you all!

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