Tag Archives: Sugar

• A Taste for Absinthe: 65 Recipes for Classic & Contemporary Cocktails

A Taste for Absinthe: 65 Recipes for Classic & Contemporary Cocktails

Absinthe is one of those things that immediately conjures mystery, forbidden hideaways, loucheness and insanity. It is none of those…today. Absinthe is enjoying a spirited resurgence since the 1990’s when countries in the European Union began to reauthorize its manufacture and sale. Lucky for us. And this book, A Taste for Absinthe: 65 Recipes for […]

• Ready to RUMble?

Ready to RUMble?

Hawaii has the sugar cane. This we know. And it would follow, Rum. But, those same folks who brought you the one crappy position for sex, have interfered with sugar’s natural progression. Apparently, the missionaries discouraged rum production on the islands for years, and the lucrative real estate market has discouraged it lately. The cost […]

• Cachaça and The Caipirinha

Cachaça and The Caipirinha

There is perhaps no spirit whose classification is as complicated as rum. There are light rums, white rums, dark rums, gold rums, spiced rums, flavored rums, funky Jamaican rums, overproof rums, and more. The one thing all rums have in common is the plant they’re distilled from: sugar cane. And while most rums are made […]

• Rare herb the key to absinthe production. World absinthe authority starts own distillery.

Rare herb the key to absinthe production. World absinthe authority starts own distillery.

A happenstance discovery of wormword growing wild near their rural Kalispell (Montana) home was a key factor in Julie and Joe Legate’s venture into the world of distilling. Wormwood is a necessary ingredient in the distillation of absinthe that the Legates had heard and learned about and then became intrigued with. They’ve been involved in […]