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How to Make Ginger Simple Syrup

There are certain household staples that you should always have on hand: eggs, butter, milk, and, for me, fresh ginger root. Ginger is incredibly versatile. I use it soup, cookies, pancakes, ice cream, tea, and of course, cocktails.  

If you’re looking for another way to experiment with syrup flavor and want to give your cocktails a warm, unusual twist, then give this ginger simple syrup a try. 

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How to Make Cucumber Gin

I’ve been making homemade gin for some time now, and decided to try making a Hendrick’s style gin; Hendrick’s is an incredible “small-batch gin, hand crafted in Scotland, with an infusion of cucumber and rose petals.” While we can never fully recreate the exact flavor of Hendrick’s, we can certainly make a delicious variation for a fraction of the cost.

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How to Make Earl Grey Infused Gin

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The first time I had Earl Grey-infused gin I immediately feel in love with the rich floral notes of the tea. Earl Grey-infused gin may sound really fancy, but it’s easier than making a cup of tea. Seriously.  

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How to Make Homemade Gin

Imbibers, this is going to change your life.

Not only can you make gin at home, its actually very easy and will drastically reduce your liquor bill! For most, the biggest challenge will be finding all the herbs and spices. If you live in NYC, I highly recommend you check out Kalustyans - A Landmark for Fine Specialty Foods in Manhattan. This place has a huge selection of herbs and spices, as well hard to find imported food. Kalustyans will be an essential stop if you begin to make your own bitters.

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How to Make Citrus Vodka



Homemade Citrus Vodka Recipe

One 700ml bottle of vodka
Peel from half a lemon
Two strips of lime peel (approx 3cm wide, 6cm long)
One strip of orange peel (approx 4cm wide, 10cm long)

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Cinnamon Black Tea-Infused Vermouth


Cinnamon Black Tea-Infused Vermouth

1 (750 ml) bottle sweet vermouth
Heaping 1/4 cup loose-leaf cinnamon-spiced tea

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How To Make Homemade Grenadine

Grenadine (Pomegranate Version)

Pour two cups of fresh pomegranate juice into a saucepan. (I hand juiced fresh pomegranates, but you can also use a good quality store bought juice) Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium-low heat until reduced by half.

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Spiced Simple Syrup

Spiced Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 5 whole cloves

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