Booze Recipes

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

You can make a traditional Hot Toddy with only a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have...

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking...

Creating cordials – preserving memories as well as the harvest

A few times every year, on the equinox and solstice, at Beltane and at Samhain, I gather with my like-minded friends and family and raise...

Making Cordials

Thanks for watching the very first livestream video from Pixie's Pocket! You can skip ahead to the five minute mark for the cordial making portion...

Pear Cordial: DIY Delicious Booze!

Earlier this fall, a dear friend of mine became a homeowner. Her new bit o'earth is a lovely place - it boasts an old flower...

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

I went foraging in downtown Asheville, right smack dab in the middle of the city. Normally, urban foraging isn't my favorite way to gather edible...

Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

Goldenrod plants in full bloom I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan...

The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

My love and I went a-foraging in the wild forest of invasive plants that covers the empty lot next door. This lot would be almost impassable...

Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

Man...is this brew ever a winner! I'm going to make an annual batch every single fall to help carry me through the grim and grey February and March...

Valerian Mint Cordial

Valerian Mint Cordial or as it is called in my home: "Shut Up and Go To Sleep!" No matter how hard I try to maintain a good...

Easy, One Gallon batch of Spiced Chai Wine

It started when I was hit with a desire to brew a batch of mead and took a quick inventory of the kitchen. My eyes...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Mint Wine

Mint, mint, mint. Once you get a good patch of mint planted, you should quickly have more mint than you can ever figure out how...

Recipe Box: Creamy Coconut Cordial

So, here's another mad kitchen-science experiment that has been a consistent success in our home - creamy coconut cordial. A few years ago, my housemate and...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I...