Articles Tagged: DIY

DIY Irish Cream

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so whip out the Baileys Irish cream … or don’t!

I saw this recipe for homemade Irish cream that sounds like a winner.

As the authors of DIY Cocktails, we’re always on the lookout for ways to add more homemade ingredients to cocktails.

From 52 Kitchen Adventures:

This is a ridiculously easy recipe that makes me question buying Bailey’s ever again. It tastes better, you can make as

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Cucumber Mint

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We’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, so green drinks are theme of the day. Moon Mountain created this light refreshing cocktail as a classy alternative to traditional green beer. This one is easy to make at home and has plenty of green to keep you from getting a pinch.

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DIY Juice-to-Alcohol Kit

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Is a fridge full of boring juice cramping your style? Then turn it into booze! “How?” you might ask. “Science,” I would then answer.

The DIY Juice to Alcohol Kit contains yeast packets you can use to turn the fructose into alcohol in just 48 hours.

It’s as simple as pouring the yeast into a 64-ounce bottle, screwing on the cap and waiting. You’ll be rewarded with a sparkling beverage with about 14% alcohol.

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DIY – How to Make a Spiral Lemon Zest Garnish

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A beautiful lemon spiral is a great garnish for cocktails like the French 75 or any cocktail that you want to add a little lemon oil to. You can also do this with oranges for cocktails that call for an orange twist. It takes a bit of practice but, as you’ll see in this video, it’s not that hard. All you’ll need besides lemon is a citrus zester, also called a channel knife.

 

 

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How to Use a Boston Shaker

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Imbibe’s Evan Zimmerman shows us how to use a Boston shaker like a pro.

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Honey Bourbon Cocktail Cherries

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DIY Orgeat Syrup Recipe

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Homemade Cognac Berry Liqueur

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Liqueur plays a big role in many great cocktails. So why not make your own using fresh fruit? Without commercial equipment, you can make a mixture that closely approximates liqueur. It’s not officially liqueur but it comes damn close and tastes fantastic. Inspired by roadside berry stands, we combined several berries with cognac to create this delicious treat.

Ingredients

½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)… Read more

Candy Corn

Halloween means one thing, OK, maybe more that one thing, but one is certainly candy! And what is the most popular? Candy corn.

Invented in the 1880s at the Wunderle Candy Company, candy corn os meant to mimic a whole kernel of corn. Today candy companies produce nearly 35 million pounds of the corn candy each year.

How big is candy corn? So big it needs it’s own day, so as not compete with Halloween. … Read more

Star Wars + Keg = Beer2-D3

Paul Loughridge took a Heineken mini-keg and made Beer2-D3, distant cousin to Star Wars droid R2-D2. Genius!

Maybe he needs a Beer-3PO to help keep him out of trouble.

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