Lovage & Nettle Refresher

Lovage & Nettle Refresher

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Apr 15, 2014
Bitters, Blog, gallery, Mama Beth Recipes

A couple of less common cocktail ingredients create this lovely Lovage & Nettle Refresher cocktail. Lovage is a hardy herb in my Northwest garden, with a distinctive celery flavor. It looks [...]

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Sugar Cube Magic

Sugar Cube Magic

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Apr 2, 2014
Bitters, Blog, Entertaining, gallery

The only thing nicer than a glass of bubbly to drink, is adding more bubbles with some Sugar Cube Magic. It’s a  wonderful idea I picked up via my Pinterest [...]

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How to Make Bitters

How to Make Bitters

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Sep 25, 2013
Bitters, Blog, gallery, Mama Beth Recipes

Here’s my simple system of making bitters for cocktails or just to add to sparkling water for a special (and mainly non-alcoholic) drink. What are bitters? They are usually an [...]

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Food Instead of Booze in Malaysia

Food Instead of Booze in Malaysia

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on May 16, 2013
Bitters, gallery, Travel

You know a city is supremely interesting when you choose seeing all sorts of sights – none of which involve having a cocktail! (Although, I did ask about finding toddy [...]

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Bitters & Infused Sparkling Water

Bitters & Infused Sparkling Water

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Mar 15, 2013
Bitters, Blog, gallery

This Bitters & Infused Sparkling Water tastes as good as it looks. I’ll be whipping up some pitchers of it for my Garden to Glass – Cocktails! event at Molbak’s Garden [...]

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Fooling Around with Bitters

Fooling Around with Bitters

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Mar 13, 2013
Bitters, Blog, Craft Cocktails, gallery

I’ve been experimenting with using some hefty amounts of bitters in some new herbal syrups. Today’s winner is Orange Bitters & Rosemary Syrup. Orange and rosemary have a long time [...]

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Cachaca

Cachaca

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Nov 15, 2012
Bitters, Craft Cocktails

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If you’re looking for a new spirit to try – get yourself a bottle of cachaca. Cachaca is a Brazilian spirit distilled from sugarcane, and is the third most [...]

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Harvesting Bitters Ingredients

Harvesting Bitters Ingredients

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Sep 10, 2012
Bitters, gallery, Infusions, Organic Gardening

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I planted nigella or love-in-a-mist for the seeds. The flowers and the seed pods are handsome as well. I needed nigella seeds  a while back for a [...]

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I'm Infusing Away

I’m Infusing Away

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jul 2, 2012
Bitters, Blog, Craft Cocktails

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Here’s what I’ve got steeping, soaking and brewing right now. Left to right: rhubarb bitters, goji berries in gin, and rum infused with rhubarb. They are works in progress, [...]

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World's Slowest Rhubarb

World’s Slowest Rhubarb

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jun 19, 2012
Bitters, gallery, Organic Gardening

Gardening teaches me a lot of patience. In the big picture, having more patience is very useful. In the small picture, it doesn’t turn my rhubarb red! My new rhubarb [...]

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Bitters & Water

Bitters & Water

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Mar 7, 2012
Bitters, gallery

Here’s a very easy and very attractive non-alcoholic drink to make – Bitters & Water.  Add three dashes (or to your taste) of your favorite bitters to a glass of [...]

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Bitters

Bitters

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Feb 21, 2012
Bitters, gallery

Here’s my ever growing collection of bitters.  I am a fan.  A big fan.  My recent appreciation for bitters began late last fall when Brad Thomas Parsons came to Seattle [...]

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