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Garbage Frozen Fruit Wine “Recipe”

It’s that time of year.  The freezer is full of fruit.  You really did intend to start living that fruit smoothie life, but then… Starbucks and Poptarts got back in the way.  So now you’ve got chunked mango, Thanksgiving cranberries, and carrots? Are those shredded carrots?  You can’t eat it all.  Freezer burn is just on the horizon.  And the cell walls of all that fruit are completely obliterated so…

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Boozy Beverages

Coquito – Our Take on Puerto Rican Egg Nog

Coquito is a Puerto Rican take on eggnog. Due to shelf stability and availability, most coquito recipes use canned milk like evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk.  This recipe, adapted from our traditional eggnog recipe, uses fresh milk and powdered sugar instead. For the coconut components, we use two unsweetened canned ingredients: coconut cream and coconut milk. Unlike a typical eggnog recipe, this recipe uses no egg whites. The cinnamon extract can…

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Boozy Beverages

Homemade Eggnog – It’s not gross, we promise.

Eggnog is often sort of just… gross. Grocery store nog is gooped up with thickeners and artificially colored until it’s more ochre than the yellow you’d expect of eggs blended with ten times their weight in dairy. Liquor store nog tastes like canned milk — and the booze is either over-the-top or not enough to be worth the price tag. With this recipe, your homemade eggnog can be the least…

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Mead

Blueberry Melomel Mead – Fruity, floral, & creamy.

We concocted this recipe largely on-the-fly.  For years, BC knew he wanted to brew a strong, fruit-forward blueberry wine.  But when the idea of a floral and creamy mead entered his mind, this recipe came together. And thus, a blueberry melomel was crafted. The recipe begins with cold-soaking the blueberries with pectic enzyme to break down their cell walls and release more color and tannin into the must. Then we fermented…

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