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?
Get sugared up while partaking in an age-old tradition. Bonus: A lovely simple syrup and no waste.
Burnt sugar syrup is a great way to create "instant aged" liquors, flavor homemade bitters, or simply add depth and complexity to cocktails. (Plus: a chance to win the new, awesomely geeky cocktail science book Craft Cocktails at Home!)
Deanna shares a beginners guide to creating bitters at home from how to properly smell bitters to purchasing the aromatics to the step-by-step process of creating them.
Remember popping open a bottle of Cheerwine cherry soda on a hot summer day? Pickled cherry syrup makes a nostalgic base for a tasty grown-up summer cocktail.
Strawberry rhubarb simple syrup for DIY sodas and cocktails! Plus, ways to use an ice cube tray to preserve and stash your syrup.
Use fresh anise hyssop to make simple syrup for cocktails with strawberries, lillet, and vodka.
The sage blossomed again! Cocktail time!
Use this under-appreciated herb to make simple syrup for cocktails and soda.
use the bounty of spring herbs to can infused simple syrups. sure, you could put them in tea, but you could also use them for cocktails! this post includes a recipe for delicious rhubarb mojitos.
A liquid twist on a childhood classic, Crackerjack Syrup adds a charmingly nostalgic undertone to cocktails, and makes a delicious topping for peanut butter cheesecake and other desserts.