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Sunday, December 11, 2016

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Have you had the flu yet this season? How about a bad cold, or (my personal nemesis) a nasty sinus infection? If you have, I hope you're feeling better! If you haven't, I'm sure you've...

Homemade Gin (Infusion)

Let's get one thing straight: This ain't your grandma's bathtub gin. This Homemade Gin is subtle and fragrant and herbal with notes of Bay, rosemary, and cardamom. And? It's easy to make at home in just about 24 hours.

Hey, You: Save the Mint! And Make It Schnappy!

This week, I started to think about one of my dreaded end-of-summer chores: cleaning up the garden. Aside from all the weeding, pruning, and plucking, I needed to figure out what I'm doing with all...

Sweet & Sunny Lemon Drop Liquor

Apparently, this weekend is cocktail weekend. Contrary to yesterday's Bee's Kiss, though, my Lemon Drop liquor is light and refreshing. It's a great late-summer-lazy-day-sitting-in-the-yard-waiting-for-the-barbecue-to-be-done kind of drink. If you start a bottle early this week,...

Infuse Your Booze: Making Fruit-Flavored Liquors

Fresh fruit + vodka = summer in a glass, all year round. I've been making fruit-infused liquors for about 10 years. I get it from my mother, who makes jars of lemon verbena liquor and...

Peach Ratafia

First off, what the heck is a ratafia? (The short answer is a really, really yummy drink, but that probably doesn't help much.) Merriam Webster defines a ratafia as "a liqueur made from an infusion...