Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Brandy infused with cherries and vanilla makes a sweet and aromatic Ratafia. Cherries are here, and this is the perfect weekend project.
After making prune brandy and prune bourbon, we ended up with the best treat of all... jam made from the infused prunes. This is so good, it will make you want to go buy cases of prunes to start soaking in booze!
Recipes and a taste test for Prune Brandy versus Prune Bourbon... which one will be your favorite?
Dried currants infused in brandy makes a delicious and easy substitute for creme de cassis or cassis liqueur. This should be fabulous in a Kir Royale!
Dried hibiscus flowers plus brandy equals delicious cocktails!
Sweet apples with brandy and vodka need no additional sugar to turn into a refreshing and scrumptious liqueur. Very simple for first-time infusers!
A spiced Cherry Brandy made using the leftover liquid from a batch of Brandied Cherries, and a new cocktail recipe to bring a little bit of summer cherries to your cold insides.
SO much better than the glowing red balls of chemicals normally found in jars. I was looking for cherries with more flavor and a melt in your mouth sort of quality. Behold!
Brandied Peaches from a New York Times recipe in 1951.
With each bite of this on some toast you taste peach, vanilla and honey. Simple, comforting flavours.