Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» California's Drought
by trolleydriver Today at 10:38 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by Kelejan Today at 8:00 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Today at 7:51 am

» Sweet Potatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:34 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:46 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» Areogardening
by brianj555 Yesterday at 9:42 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/13/2017, 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:15 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm


Search SFG Forum

A different style of" drink

View previous topic View next topic Go down

A different style of" drink

Post  plantoid on 4/29/2016, 8:58 am

Sometime when your messing around with food & drink you think why hasn't anyone ever done that before or if they had I've never heard of it being done ?   You search for recipes and don't find any ..is there a problem with it  Houston  ?

As a result , last year 2015 on New years day I put 24 fresh cut bay leaves into a clip over stoppered bottle and add half a pint of vodka plus two dessert spoons of white granulated sugar, gave it a vigorous shake then clipped it down & put it in our high pressure canned goods cupboard.

 I'd heard of & as a kid seen old Italian & Sicilian men having Bay Rum rubbed in their scalps after a hair cut at the old fashioned barbershop we went to , but I've never heard of the vodka slant with sugar .

 Every first of the month I  inverted the bottle to agitate the sugar then stood it back in the store cupboard in the dark , after a few months it had dissolved in to the vodka. I still carried on doing the inverting so as to get maximum flavours out of the leaves

 Today almost 19 months to the day later  has been sampling day .

Colour wise it is a lovely dark amber tea colour , almost a sparkling one , no sign of clouding or a haze.
wheilst at the hair dressers
 Then the tasting test .
 Verdict ...
Neat it is a strong slightly bitter but not unappetizing taste .

Putting half  an inch of in a 250 ml tumbler & topping it up to with an inch of the top with ice cold diet coke  has made a very very acceptable herbal taste . The aroma is quite pleasant too ...to me it's a sort of vanilla cum cinnamon scent .

The next  bottle is going to be a full 40 ounce'r or bigger . Laughing

Male Posts : 3763
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A different style of" drink

Post  johnp on 4/29/2016, 9:35 am

Nineteen months is a long time to wait for a drink, maybe 19 mins. Rolling Eyes

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A different style of" drink

Post  Cajun Cappy on 4/29/2016, 10:56 am

We do kinda the same thing with lemon peelings to basicly the same end but an added twist so to speak Smile  When we strain out the peels we put them to dry is suger which makes wonderful lemon rind candy and a great drink garnish.
Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 632
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 59
Location : South Louisiana zone 10

View user profile http://cappyandpegody.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: A different style of" drink

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/29/2016, 1:43 pm

I've heard of doing that with candy, specifically Jolly Ranchers. Gives the vodka a cool color too, lol!

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A different style of" drink

Post  camprn on 4/29/2016, 4:49 pm

I do something similar with elderberries. Berries stay in for about 8 months and then the booze ages another year or more. Good for the respiratory system.


41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau



Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: A different style of" drink

Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/29/2016, 10:23 pm

Elderberries sound more delicious than bay leaves! But what you have done plantoid I have zero experience with. Aged fresh bay leaves in spirits? Nope, but I am game! bounce
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5525
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A different style of" drink

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum