Beverages ~ Page 2 din 2

Most delicious beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.

Vanilla Extract

I’m presently making my own vanilla – do not know if you can use brandy. I used 2 cups of SKY vodka* and a vanilla bean. I put both into a jar, covered and let steep. After 5 weeks, I added another vanilla bean. It seems to be just fine – a bit weak at this point but I like a very strong vanilla and …

MINT SEKANJABIN

2 1/2 cups water 4 cups sugar 1 cup wine vinegar 8 sprigs fresh mint Combine water and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. Add vinegar and simmer 1/2 hour. Remove from heat and plunge mint sprigs into hot syrup. Let cool and bottle (supposedly the syrup need not be refrigerated, but I usually do). Leave the leaves in the …

Best Jerkey

2 CUPS SOY SAUCE 2 OZ. BURBON WHISKEY 2 TBLS. GARLIC SALT 2 TBLS. SUGAR 1 TSP. PEPPER 2 TBLS. DRY MUSTARD 2 TBLS. GROUND GINGER 2 TSP. TABASSCO LET SOAK FOR 24 HOURS DRY IN SMOKER OR DEHYDRATOR.

Aglianico the probably Italy’s oldest grape

Aglianico¬†was brought, by the Greeks, to Basilicata in the 6th or 7th century B.C. It is utilized for DOCG wines, DOC wines and vino da tavola. Aglianico is a powerful grape. Taurasi Riserva DOCG in Campania best exemplifies Aglianico’s intense character. Taurasi is known as the “Barolo of the South” because of this intensity and its ability to age. In its youth, Taurasi is harsh …

Lycii Tea

These red, raisin-like berries are best eaten but classically they have been brewed with Schizandra. One of the most popular beverages in China consists mainly of these two berries. With folklore associating lycii and schizandra tea with beauty, youthful skin and “glowing” eyes and complexion, it’s little wonder that Lycii’s a favorite amongst females in China. Prepare the same as Schizandra; low simmer for about …

Sea Buckthorn – Natural drinks and the secrets of preserving

Sea Buckthorn is the absolute champion of autumn; because of the fruit contents can ensure the body needs for a day of vitamins, minerals and trace elements by drinking only a few beans or a glass of juice. Sea Buckthorn also contains antioxidants, important substances in the impeccable functioning of immune system. But, in order to preserve it fresh as much as possible these fruits …