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?
Chestnut Brandy is a fantastic present to give someone during these chilly months. You can get away with using a cheaper brandy here so don’t start reaching for that special bottle of Armagnac.
This pineapple basil shrub is made from fruit and herb infused rice vinegar. Sweetened to taste with simple syrup and dressed up with a slice of starfruit, it's a perfect mocktail.
Cranberries go on sale after Christmas - here's a fun way to take advantage of the bargains by making delicious booze!
Bourbon barrel aged ginger rum is spicy and smooth with a smoky caramel finish. And while you don’t have to age it in a mini barrel (it tastes pretty darn good raw), the barrel aging makes the rum taste amazing.
Tipsy Toms! Vodka infused tomatoes - they make a great foodie gift and are the perfect party nibble too!
Liqueurs can take days or even months to make, but a simple tea liqueur can be done in just a few hours. Try it with chai, genmai cha, Earl Grey, jasmine green or whatever tea is to your taste.
A traditional Azorean liqueur, made to be served around the holidays. Lemon causes milk solids to coagulate, leaving a sweet, yellow liqueur known as o xixi do menino Jesus, or baby Jesus pee.
A traditional cinnamon-infused rum, perfect for gifting or drinking yourself!
Hints for planning and preparing the drinks ahead for a party of 40-60 people, including basil-infused gin for a Lonsdale, and home-brewed ginger beer.
Super quick and easy recipe for making your own Irish Coffee Liqueur and some spiced party nuts too!
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