Category Archives: Gin

Dilly Adventures

Dill has a special place in my heart for several reasons. I’m Lithuanian, so a cucumber tastes lonely without it (and a bunch of sour cream). It’s one of my favorite things to watch grow and it’s like summer in a … Continue reading

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DIY Shorts and the French 75

A few months back, I was given a really awesome sewing machine by a coworker. Textiles are big here and were even bigger in the 19th and 20th centuries, so I suppose it makes sense that all that fabric and … Continue reading

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All this for a cocktail, Part II

In Part I of this post, we provided information on how to make your own yogurt and orgeat (almond flavored syrup) because I really wanted to make the cocktail Pearls Before Swine with my homemade yogurt. Today, we’ve got the … Continue reading

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That’s ALL Of Your Beeswax: How To Make Your Own Candles

I set off on a journey to make candles. As a result, I now have a gym membership, floors like a basketball court, a go-to prohibition era cocktail, and so much mood lighting. Oh, and of course a lot of … Continue reading

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Make ’em skinny

Jump to Cocktail Recipe As a member of the long-legged few, I have a fair amount of trouble finding pants that fit, especially when you take into account my unwillingness to try mail order or pay more than $50 for … Continue reading

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Is It Worth It, Let Me Work It

Jump to Cocktail Recipe Josh and I have called a lot of places home. We’ve lived in many dorm rooms, we each had an apartment in DC our last year of college and we basically lived in L’Auberge Espagnole when we … Continue reading

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DIY Bar Cart Hack

Jump to Cocktail Recipe Out of all the wonderful presents we brought home with us from our Christmas holiday trip, perhaps the most exciting was a (Rod Roddy voice) NEW BAR CART! Unfortunately, this Target cart seems to have been … Continue reading

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The Organ-ized Kitchen

Jump to Cocktail Recipe As long as we live in the city, space will be an issue.  Yes, yes, I know, people in New York – I have no right to complain about this, but I just did. And so … Continue reading

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A Ginger Showdown

Jump to Cocktail Recipe And we’re not talking about dueling redheads. No, we’re talking about the rhizome! And we’re talking about infusions again: ginger liqueur, of course! I was looking for a Christmas gift-worthy liqueur I could make in a … Continue reading

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A 1/2 Bushel And A Peck of Apples Part 1

Jump to Cocktail Recipe I love you, a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck! A doodle doodle do! Oh hi there readers! Sometimes there is a song that goes perfectly with a … Continue reading

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