Posts Tagged ‘beverage’

C&B’s Old Fashioned Quinine – Tonic Syrup

Monday, October 28th, 2013
C&B's Tonic Syrup

C&B’s Tonic Syrup

Review

C&B’s Old Fashioned Quinine – Tonic Syrup

We purchased a Soda Stream a few years back and often wondered about finding a tonic syrup to use in flavoring the soda water.  While I know Soda Stream sells tonic syrup, but it contains Splenda, which is not a favorite in our household.
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Ginger Simple Syrup

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Ginger Simple Syrup

This is a great flavored syrup for ginger ale or cocktails. Add it to soda water for homemade ginger ale. It’s also great added to apple or cranberry juice for a ginger spice kick.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes (includes steeping)

Makes: 1 cup

Ingredients

1/4 cup peeled, sliced ginger

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Equipment

Small pot

Glass jar with lid

Strainer

Process

Add all ingredients to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Let the ginger steep for 45 minutes, or longer.

Strain the syrup.

Lay the ginger pieces on a wire cooling rack to dry. This will give you candied ginger.

When the syrup has completely cooled to room temperature bottle it and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Cakebread Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
2009 Cakebread Pinot Noir

2009 Cakebread Pinot Noir

Wednesday Wine Review

Cakebread Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley

The 2009 Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir is a rich and luscious red wine.  (more…)

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Chinotto

Monday, May 7th, 2012
Chinotto

Chinotto

Review – Chinotto

Chinotto is a popular Italian soft drink.  It is cola-like in appearance, less sweet, and with a pleasant herbal bitter flavor.  (more…)

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Lemon Mint Soda

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Lemon Mint Soda

Lemon Mint Soda

Lemon Mint Soda

Here’s a refreshing sparkling soda, full of flavor without sugar. Just use natural fruit and herbs to create this thirst-quenching beverage.
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