I saw 'homemade Irish cream liquor' pop up on Punk Domestics facebook wall this morning and started clicking. It inspired this - whose ingredients I pulled from multiple recipes and then made it my own. Éirinn go Brách!
This is a great food preservation 101 post on curing salmon in salt to create glorious Gravlax. Pirate Jeni shares the process, the history of gravlax, & instructions to make your own aquavit (a Scandinavian flavored spirit caraway/lemon/dill).
Make your own flavor extracts for all your baking experiments or as gifts. Once you know how to make them you'll regret spending money on store bought stuff. Apply the same technique to make flavored liqueurs as well!
There are so many varieties of infused vodkas out there, candy colored and a bit too campy. At this juncture you might be yearning for the purists to instigate an upheaval, but don't protest yet how about trying my spicy horseradish peppercorn vodka.