Synopses & Reviews
What do you get when you add flavors and sweetener to vodka, brandy, whiskey, or rum? Homemade liqueurs! You'll be delighted by how easy it is to make your own versions of popular brands such as Bailey's, Triple Sec, and Kahlúa, as well as dozens of original flavor combinations. Andrew Schloss shows you the basic techniques for making a liqueur - typically as simple as combining fruit with liquor and sugar, letting the mixture sit for a week, straining, and enjoying - and then provides more than 150 recipes organized by types of flavoring, which include fruits, herbs, spices, nuts and seeds, vegetables, coffee, tea, chocolate, cream, caramel, honey, and butterscotch. Schloss also shows you how to make infused spirits, which are flavored but don't contain sweeteners. And finally, he offers 80 recipes for irresistible cocktails you can make with your homemade liqueurs and infused spirits. Cheers!
"Pour a man a liqueur and he'll drink for a day. Teach him to make his own and he'll live on DIY limoncello all year."
"Truly, there's something here for every possible boozy situation."
About the Author
Andrew Schloss is a well-known teacher, food writer, and food product developer. Schloss has authored many cookbooks and countless food articles. His first book, Fifty Ways to Cook Most Everything, was a Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection. The Science of Good Food (co-authored with David Joachim) won an IACP Cookbook Award, and their book Mastering the Grill was a New York Times best-seller. Schloss is also the author of Homemade Soda. He is a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, Karen, and their incredibly well-fed dog.
Table of Contents
1: The Basics: Homemade Liqueurs and Tasteful Spirits
2: The Recipes
Herb and Spice Liqueurs
Nut and Seed Liqueurs
Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Liqueurs
Caramel, Syrup and Butterscotch Liqueurs