Spirits and liqueurs

what to do with loquats

All About Loquats

What are loquats? I discovered them when I walked into my local supermarket in Italyrecently and saw a fruit I’d never seen before. It looked a bit like a large...
cowslip wine recipe

Making Cowslip Wine

"Margaret, Becky, and Susan went off to the fields to pick cowslips, for the time had come to make cowslip wine. It was a cowslip day, too, a day of scents and ...
tej, ethiopian honey wine

Thoughts on Tej, Ethiopian Honey Wine

“Attila the Hun believed steadfastly in its stimulating power. He drank so much mead (wine mixed with honey) on the day of his wedding that he died of cardiac ...
How to make bergamot vodka

How To Make Bergamot Vodka

This is a pretty knock-out drink in its own right – serve straight over a couple of ice cubes. But it also makes a mean variation on a Martini – substitute the ...
how to make the perfect dry martini

How To Make The Perfect Martini Cocktail

“You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in Miniature,' my pink Cadillac, my highway, my Martini, the stage for my...