booze

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...

Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been...

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...

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...

Wild Drinks and Cocktails by Emily Han [Review & Giveaway!]

Emily Han making delicious drinks for "Wild Drinks and Cocktails" (image credit Laure Joliet)   My regular readers already know that...

It’s Alive! A video of happy beer fermentation

Beer fermentation is magic! So, I've noticed that when people first start brewing beer on their own, they get concerned about whether they are doing...

Book Review: Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

Grab a copy for yourself! I know that they say "don't judge a book by its cover," but as soon as...

To my friends, family, and readers who drink

Let's get a little serious. We all know that I am a brewer and lover of good booze. I love to share my drink recipes and...

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...

I made Blackberry Fizz!

MOST of them are labeled! I was just tidying my apothecary, and while doing so, I re-discovered an experiment that I'd...

Quick and Easy Beer Bread

A great way to get rid of beer that you don't like... There are many who may question the existence of...

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...

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Blackberries, soon to be blackberry cordial! Summer days in these mountains mean many wonderful things - fireflies blinking in the dusk,...