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?
A really good cocktail has layers of flavors — an infused simple syrup can create complexity, if you do it right.
Pickled onions...just what you need for your Gibson cocktail this evening.
Make your own bitters with ever-present and already bitter rhubarb. Then use it for a wide variety of summer cocktails, such as the Charmane's Star.
pearl onions from the farmers market turn into pickled cocktail onions with whole horseradish root and thai chilis... and a bloody mary recipe
A ridiculously easy way to capture a boozy taste of Summer!
Tigress' rhubeena, lime & tequila. Shake, chill, pour. Addictively delicious. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Limoncello is an Italian digestif of lemons and grain alcohol. It's the perfect way to capture the last of the season's citrus. (You can use any citrus you like!)
Homemade grenadine is really easy to make, it adds a little more zing than the store bought kind. When I tasted it I wasreally surprised how much it tasted like the real thing. A little less syrupy, more flavorful version of the real thing.
Home made elixers and cordials are always crowd pleasers, this rosemary and mint melange is no exception. Very appetizery -- good prelude to a delicous feast.
Pickled onions, brandied cherries and tonic are staples of the bar. The Bold Italic shows you how to make your own.