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Homemade Bitters

This summer’s project is homemade bitters.

The best way I’ve seen bitters described goes something like this: You can have all of these great ingredients and amazing flavor combinations in a cocktail, but the addition of bitters makes you come back for me.

I’m not sure where I read that, but I enjoy the sentiment and agree; bitters in a cocktail add a depth to the drinking experience that is enticing.

I made four bitters:

  • House bitters
  • Coffee-Pecan
  • Charred Cedar
  • Apple

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Everything is taken from this great book by Brad Thomas Parsons called Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All with Cocktails, Recipes and Formulas. Check it out.

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Christmas Food Pics

Just some pictures from the food we ate at Christmas.

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Homemade pizzas:

Margarita

Pesto, chicken, cherry tomato (soaked in garlic, oregano and EVOO) and caramelized purple onion

Chorizo, Manchego, Fried Potato, spicy-garlic-smoked paprika aioli, spicy jam

Pear, blue cheese, walnut and honey

Cuban food:

Black beans with deliciousness or Frijoles negros

Sweet fried plantains “Maduros”

Yuca with onions/garlic/citrus or “mojo”

Guayava cake

Pork. Delicious pork

Homemade daiquiris (rum, simple, lime, shaken over ice)

Merry Christmas!

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