All posts tagged: cocktail

Limoncello

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beverages / fruit / In the Bar / In the Kitchen / liqueurs

I always have a citrus-cello project in the works. It is the final resting place for all the excess citrus…we grow and gather. Limoncello is an Italian digestivo, that is most popular on the Island of Capri…but can be found all over Italy, and now the States as well. It is a delicious lemon liqueur, and has so many uses beyond drinking. Although making this takes passive time, it’s really easy…and makes a wonderful gift. […]

message in a bottle

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In the Bar / In the Garden

Spring arrives and we run in full sprint preparing and tending. Summer has us watching, patiently waiting. Fall arrives with a prize: fruit grown in.the. bottle. Almost complete, almost. Large jars of ripe pears; bathing in brandy, infuse for months, monitored sip after sip after sip. When the time comes, the brandy pours; briefly veiling the pear. Bottles corked, ready for night capping and mood enhancing, hold secrets of the garden and whispers of the […]

brandied apricots

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In the Bar / In the Garden / In the Larder

We picked a bucket load of apricots the other day, and i have been working to preserve them for our winter larder. This year I have decided to brandy some. Which is a fancy way of saying,infusing with brandy. I’ve loaded my jars with freshly washed fruit (sliced in half and pitted), a sprinkle of sugar (about a tablespoon per jar),and poured on the brandy. In some i added a few extra bits, rosemary in […]