Category: homemade ingredients

Mai Tai

This week we are featuring a cocktail that has been a long time coming and usually ranks as a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. Actually, we posted the original recipe for

How to Make Orgeat

Orgeat is almond syrup, aromatized with a hint of orange blossom and/or roses. It is usually slightly opaque and has a thick milky texture. It appears in many old cocktail

Make Rhubarb-Infused Vodka

Last year we infused some vodka with rhubarb and it turned out so good that it was gone too quickly. In fact, this was the fastest we went through an

Bitters, Bitters and More Bitters

Yesterday, we attended the “Mixology 3: Make Your Own Bitters” event organized by Studio Bricolage and hosted by the Bradstreet Crafthouse at the Graves 601 Hotel. We were one of

Pomegranates and How to Make Grenadine

This time of the year, at least in Minnesota, you start to see fresh pomegranates in the produce section of supermarkets. When we spotted boxes of them at Costco the

How to make Tonic Water

We were never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when we read Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s post about making tonic from scratch. Of course, his wasn’t

Understanding Simple Syrup

If you have been reading along, you have probably seen us mention simple syrup. In most cases, we try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?

Homemade Cranberry Liqueur, Part 1

Well, it’s that time of the year when apples start to replace the tomatoes at farmer’s market. Last weekend, a vendor was selling bags of fresh cranberries, so we decided

How to make Limoncello

Perhaps you’ve seen it around. Maybe you’ve tried it yourself, or if you have been to Italy, maybe you remember how it arrived after your meal, compliments of the chef.

Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail

The Lemon Drop cocktail is actually quite new when you compare it to the age of some of the classics. Its invention is attributed to Henry Africa’s in San Francisco which