Posts tagged with Cocktailsexplore

Damson Gin  September 28

Preparing to make Damson gin

Our CSA share includes a fruit share that supplies (in addition to excellent apples, peaches and pears) harder to find fruit better suited to preserving than eating out of hand. The last two weeks this has been damson plums, which are much too tart to eat, and so we’re trying two classic preparations: damson gin and damson jam. (more…)

Posted by Eric on September 28, 2014

Homemade Christmas Liqueurs  December 25

Holiday liqueur bottles

Last Christmas, Eric’s brother Matt gave us the book Salt Sugar Smoke: how to preserve fruit, vegetables, meat and fish by Dana Henry.

It’s a beautiful book with great photography, and we loved the concept of the homemade liqueurs as a way to enjoy the flavors of summer in the cold of winter. Nicole had the brilliant idea to make a large batch and give them as Christmas gifts this year, so using peaches from our CSA and Italian plums from the Sunnyside Farmers Market, we made a pair of liqueurs: Vin de Peches and Russian Plum Liquer. (more…)

Posted by Nicole on December 25, 2013