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Category: homemade ingredients

Smoke Signals

More than ten years in the making, we are finally posting a cocktail we discovered during our first week in Portland. It was the vacation that inspired a cross-country move.

How to Make Smoked Ice

It sounds impossible given that ice is frozen, and smoking involves heat, but the process of getting smoke flavor and aroma into a chunk of ice is not that difficult

Stargazing with Galileo

Who hasn’t been tempted to try butter in their coffee in lieu of cream? It seems pretty indulgent, but some people swear by it, calling it bullet, or bulletproof coffee.

How to Make Non-alcoholic Triple Sec

Triple sec is a clear, orange-flavored liqueur—originally a strong, sweet type of Curaçao made from the dried peels of bitter oranges. One of the most famous brands is Cointreau, known

How To Make Candied Ginger Root

Candied ginger root, sometimes called crystalized ginger, is a perfect garnish for “Buck” or “Mule” style cocktails. It also makes a delicious snack. You can buy crystalized ginger, but making

How to Make Passion Fruit Syrup

Passion fruit is an intensely flavorful fruit that grows on vines in tropical regions. It is a sun-loving plant that requires plenty of water and nutrient-rich soil. Beautiful flowers produce

How to Make Non-alcoholic Vermouth

We’ve tried a lot of sweet vermouths over the years and despite the relatively recent growth of available options, we still feel it is under appreciated. Fortunately, a decently stocked

Thanksgiving and Shopping

Happy Thanksgiving! Although it has been quieter lately around Summit Sips.com, we have big plans in the coming months to share more great cocktails, reviews and vintage items. But before

Copita de Mezcal

A copita is just a little cup, and mezcal, as you might already know, is agave spirit—like tequila. It comes from the blue agave, a long-leafed desert succulent similar in

How to Make Lime Cordial

The most important ingredient in a Gimlet cocktail is the sweetened, preserved lime juice, or lime cordial. You can buy Rose’s, but it is not hard to make your own

How To Make Nocino from Unripe Walnuts

The Italians seem to know a thing or two about making great drinks. Whether you fancy a bitter amaro, sweet vermouth or liqueurs like maraschino—it’s hard to imagine cocktails without these

Coffee Cocktails

Coffee flavor in cocktails is nothing new. Classic recipes like Mexican and Irish Coffee are legendary. You also have coffee liqueur which shows up occasionally in recipes (one of our favorites