Booze Recipes
Recipe Box: Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead

Recipe Box: Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead

  When I started making infused honey years ago, the very first and most favorite of my herbal flavors was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. So naturally, when I began to use the infused honey to make gallon batches of mead, that delicious, heart-lifting combination was one of my honey wine experiments. And oh, ...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

Elderberries are delicious! So is Elderberry Mead.  Even more than just being tasty, elderberries are useful and quite a potent medicine. I make jars full of elderberry tincture and cordial all throughout the year to stock up for fall and winter coughs, colds and flu. I'm currently on the hunt in my neck of the ...

Recipe Box: Spiced Cranberry Cordial

Recipe Box: Spiced Cranberry Cordial

Ok, frugal boozehounds, here's a tip from the Pixie...watch out for cranberries on sale at your grocery store between December and January: RIGHT NOW! This is the prime time - they hit the shelves around Thanksgiving, but after Christmas, the prices drop from $5 down to $2 per bag. I buy them up and freeze them - ...

Recipe Box: Earl Grey Cordial

Recipe Box: Earl Grey Cordial

A bottle that I made and gifted to a friend! I love hot tea. When I was a child, my Nana would make herself a cup each day in her beautiful gilt-edged china cup with the matching saucer.  I would watch transfixed as she tipped a small spoonful of sugar into the dark liquid and stirred gently, the spoon tinkling ...

Recipe Box: Damiana Love Cordial

Recipe Box: Damiana Love Cordial

I love to make cordials, elixirs, and tinctures! I've made rambling videos about cordial making and written up a few different guides, as well. One of my most popular cordials is my Damiana Love Cordial. For many years now, I've brought bottles of delicious, heady Damiana booze to festivals and gatherings to share ...

Recipe Box: Strawberry Pineapple Wine – 1 Gallon

Recipe Box: Strawberry Pineapple Wine – 1 Gallon

Strawberry-Pineapple Wine I had an intense craving for fresh fruit and veggies the other day.  Since that is one of those food desires that is acceptable to give in to,  I drove down the street to the local fruit market. The awesome little tienda down the road was on my list to visit anyways, as they ...

Mulled Wine is good medicine

Mulled Wine is good medicine

Grumble. Mumble.  I have a fever...a mild one, mind you, and I should be in bed.  But I promise I'll do that in a minute. First I have to tell you about what I am drinking right now. Cordials, elixirs and brews I am drinking some mulled wine. Mulled wine is not just meant to be delicious, hot alcohol for ...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Blackberry Mead

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Blackberry Mead

I can tell that it is truly summertime.  Over the last week or two, my housemates and I have gathered over two pounds of blackberries from the wild brambles on the property.  With chèvre on toast, and by the handful, we've managed to consume about one pound of those, and we froze the rest for later use. We plan on ...

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