26 August 2006

I just made Christmas

Posted in we are drinking beer at noon on tuesday at 9:45 pm by indecisive79

I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile, since the season is fast approaching, so I decided to make Christmas today. The recipe is below. Christmas is best if it is aged for about four months, so apparently a mature Christmas will actually arrive one day late this year (unless I’m impatient, which I likely will be). After I had begun, I realized I needed an orange and that I had only half the necessary vodka. I went to the local drug store for vodka, and while I was there, I realized I was part of the Saturday night liquor rush. However, I’m fairly certain that I’m the only person buying liquor there tonight who wasn’t actually planning to drink it for four months. You’ll notice that the new vodka in the recipe is unfiltered. My Brita is on the fritz, so I wasn’t able to filter the new vodka; I’m hoping that it doesn’t hurt the final product too much.

In other news, I talked to a guy from an apiary today, so I may be able to start a mead soon.

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Christmas #5

1 cup water

1.5 cups sugar

12 oz bag of cranberries

4 cinnamon sticks

allspice berries

cloves

7 cardamom pods

grated ginger and nutmeg

peel of organic valencia orange, 2/3 microplaned, 1/3 peeled

~1.2 cups filtered Bunett’s vodka

~1 cup non-filtered McCormick Vodka

Make syrup with sugar and water, bringing to a boil and then cooling. Run cranberries through a food processor. Put all ingredients in a bottle, shake, and let sit in a dark corner for several months.

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