Booze (River Cottage Handbook No. 12) by John Wright

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  • Elderflower vodka

    • eeeve on October 12, 2015

      Don't make the (slightly arrogant) mistake that we made and let the elderflower steep in the vodka for longer than stated (24 hours), as the resulting concoction will be foul! We let ours infuse for about 4 days, and the vodka now looks and tastes like cats piss. The bottles are still around (can't throw booze out!), awaiting their purpose. Jelly maybe? Got to try the recipe again next year then...

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  • ISBN 10 1408817934
  • ISBN 13 9781408817933
  • Published Nov 07 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcohol at home, and if you follow the simple instructions, you won't be faced with exploding bottles in the cellar. But don't forget, it's all about experimentation and finding out what works for you. Booze is divided up by alcohol type, from beer and wine to herbal spirits and fruit liqueurs. Each section starts with an introduction to the basic techniques, methods and other useful information, before giving recipes for delicious tipples like rhubarb wine, elderflower champagne, mead, cherry plum wine, orange beer, lager, real ginger beer, sweet cider, zubrovka vodka, amber spirits, rose infusions, blackberry whiskey, raspberry rum, chestnut brandy, mulled cider and, perhaps most importantly, hangover cures. With an introduction from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, Booze is a home-brewer's book with a kick.

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