Cordials from the Garden

Cordials from the Garden

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Aug 21, 2013
Blog, gallery, Infusions, Organic Gardening

More beautiful, boozy, fruity and herbal mixtures are filling glass jars on our kitchen counter. My latest garden mixology project are these cordials using fruits and herbs from our cocktail [...]

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Tinctures for the Bar

Tinctures for the Bar

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Aug 12, 2013
Blog, gallery, Infusions, Organic Gardening

These intriguing herbal tinctures are infusing away on the kitchen counter. Our cocktail garden is brimming with herbs at their peak right now. It’s time to capture their fantastic flavors [...]

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Summer in a Bottle

Summer in a Bottle

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Aug 5, 2013
Blog, gallery, Infusions, Organic Gardening

I’ve been busy capturing and enjoying our summer flavor bonanza. I’m calling this Blueberry & Tarragon Vinegar – Summer in a Bottle. I’m sure it will be a great addition [...]

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Redventure Romp Cocktail

Redventure Romp Cocktail

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jul 10, 2013
Blog, gallery, Mama Beth Recipes, Organic Gardening

My Redventure celery is finally red and ready! I cut my first batch of it for an appetizer plate I was putting together to take to our friends’ house. I [...]

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Spring Amaro

Spring Amaro

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jun 21, 2013
Blog, gallery, Infusions, Mama Beth Recipes, Organic Gardening

My love affair with all things amaro (the Italian word for bitter) continues. I was quite pleased with my do-it-yourself efforts to create my own amaro liqueur in the middle [...]

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Tequila Cherry Mostarda

Tequila Cherry Mostarda

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jun 19, 2013
Blog, Craft Cocktails, gallery, Mama Beth Recipes, Organic Gardening

I’m growing red mustard for the first time this year, and really enjoying it as a peppery green in our salads. I enjoy a touch of heat in cocktails, and [...]

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Cocktail Garden Future Additions

Cocktail Garden Future Additions

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Apr 5, 2013
Blog, gallery, Organic Gardening

It’s that wonderful time of the gardening year, when all things seem possible. Packages of seeds are like little bags of hope. I’m planting some old favorites, and am very [...]

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The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Mar 7, 2013
Blog, gallery, Organic Gardening

Get this book. If you are interested in cocktails at all, you will enjoy The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart. If you are also a gardener, you will be over [...]

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Tough & True Herbal Friends

Tough & True Herbal Friends

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jan 17, 2013
Blog, gallery, Organic Gardening

A really good day for me is one where I only leave the house to visit the garden, and then spend hours creating new cocktails, herbal syrups and zippy infusions [...]

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Preserving for Future Cocktails

Preserving for Future Cocktails

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Oct 26, 2012
Craft Cocktails, gallery, Organic Gardening

The squirrels and I have been busy. While they are burying all sorts of goodies in our garden, I’m bringing the herbal goodies inside to dry, and use later. Right [...]

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Scented Geranium Sugar

Scented Geranium Sugar

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Sep 17, 2012
gallery, Mama Beth Recipes, Organic Gardening

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I remember at the tail end of last winter wishing there were more herbs and edibles available to use from our garden for my cocktails. Sage and [...]

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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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