Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Drinking: Stocking the Bar

When I moved back in with my adorably alcoholic husband, I thought about the state of industrial alcohol. On our last trip to Halifax, we consumed only local liquids, including some amazing ginger beer. While travelling we put extra effort into ensuring that the liquids we consume are of a craft and artisanal nature. We are slightly less vigilant when it comes to drinking in our own town. We are not so vigilant when it comes to drinking in our own home. It is true that we favour Canadian whiskey (Collingwood) and Canadian vodka (Tag No 5). These nationally available liquors, while excellent and of high quality, seem to be missing some of that small-town charm that is obvious when the man pouring your pint, is the same man that made it.

In an effort to inject that charm into the drinks you are pouring in your own home I offer you an alcoholics' dream list. A bucket list, if you will, of homemade drinks, cocktails and infusions.

1. Homemade Bloody Mary Mix
2. Spiced Chai Concentrate 
3. Homemade Spiced Rum    
4. Marshmallow Vodka  
5. Homemade Grenadine
6. DIY Pimm's
7. Grapefruit Infused Rum
8. Pineapple Ginger Infused Rum 
9. Pumpkin Pie Kumbucha 
10. Rum Caviar
11. Drunk Gummy Bears 
12. The classics. Jolly Roger Vodka. Skittles Vodka

For more inspiration check out my Pinterest Boards - Drinking and Home Bar 

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