Category: homemade ingredients

Bacon Infused Bourbon

Every once in a while something that sounds crazy in a cocktail actually works, if you are open to the idea. One such concept is Bacon Infused Bourbon. It’s seems

The Soda Siphon

Call it a soda siphon, a syphon or a seltzer bottle—it’s a pressurized container for dispensing carbonated water. Remember The Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers shaking bottles and spraying

Cocktail Cherries

Click here for a newer post with a fantastic homemade cocktail cherries recipe! If you have visited your grocery store recently you may have noticed that fresh cherries are in

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, I attended the “Mixology 3: Make Your Own Bitters” event organized by Studio Bricolage and hosted by the Bradstreet Crafthouse at the Graves 601 Hotel. I was 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 I spotted boxes of them at Costco the

How to make Tonic Water

I was never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when I 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 me mention simple syrup. In most cases, I try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?