It's no secret that Hubby and I enjoy a good margarita. So why not expand on that?! Margarita Moonshine is the perfect combination of margarita flavor, with a backwoods kick. If you're a fan of margaritas, then you should definitely to try this moonshine. You will love it! 'Tis the season... A quart of Margarita Moonshine would also make a great Christmas gift. If you start a batch now, you should have just enough time to let it mellow, before giving it to friends and loved ones. Printable…
Homemade Blackberry Wine
I made blackberry wine! It took two months to get it ready to bottle. Two months of sanitizing things, smashing berries, measuring sugar levels with a hydrometer, watching yeast bubble, stirring, adding mysterious ingredients, siphoning, and wondering if I was doing everything right. It was all very science-y. I bottled my wine earlier this week, and […]
How to make homemade blackberry and vanilla vodka
The blackberries have appeared in the hedgerows, dark and plump and begging to be turned into boozy goodness. The sloes may not yet be ready to pick, but the early blackberries are out and winking at me as I walk past whispering sweet boozy pleas to me...pick me, plunge me into booze and let me make you happy.
Let's Make Some Pineapple Beer!
Let's Make Some Pineapple Beer!: I've been making pineapple beer from a young age. Whenever I managed to salvage some pineapple peels before it went to the compost heap, I would drop it in a bowl with some water and sugar and let it stand. A few days later I had some sweet, pineapp…
Making Rum From Scratch
Making Rum From Scratch: Making rum from scratch using molasses and sugar. I wanted to make some rum so that I could make my own Captain Morgans Spiced Rum you will need 1 x 25L fermentation vessel a long spoon, you can get these from homebrew shops yeast nutrient, you…
How To Make Espresso Liqueur | Olives & Okra
Homemade espresso liqueur is one of the handmade gifts I shared this year with friends and family. I picked up a bag of Starbucks® Dark Espresso Roast 100% arabica coffee, but any dark roast whole bean espresso will work. The process is simple and the ingredients are few. Whole bean dark roast espresso, grain alcohol, and simple...Read On →
Homemade Blueberry Liqueur
Teaching, real teaching, is — or ought to be — a messy business. – Harry Crews Photo: Wiki CC My laptop desktop is getting messy. I don't know what's wrong with me. I used to be horrifically "anal" about keeping it neat and tidy. It used to drive me around the bend. Now... meh, not so much (apparently). I’m sure my pestering annoyed many people where I used to work. I was voluntarily their desktop police too. I was cleaning up and spotted this recipe just hanging around. I had made it about…