Random notes on alcoholic experiments

Here's a quick rundown of the things I've dumped in high-proof alcohol recently.


More Violets

This photograph is different than the previous one of the same subject. Note the scale.

I pretty much gave up on producing anything remotely like Creme de Violet after my first attempt, but I still li...

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Making limoncello is simple.

Ok, maybe not that simple, but it can be close. Limoncello consists of lemon peel, alcohol, and sugar. How these three ingredients are combined can be incredibly simple (just throw them together in a jar) but it can also be complicated and weird. Can you guess whi...

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There is an interesting ripple effect that happens when you make too much vermouth (a common problem, of course.) The last batch that I made was for my wood aging experiment which was between two and three times larger than my usual batch. I expected that I wouldn't need to make more for a while...

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I grew up eating violets from the back yard.

I've been thinking a lot about ingredients that I can grow or forage myself. One of these thoughts was to make my own creme de violet from foraged violets. My first experiment was mostly a failure, but I am going to keep trying. Here is what happened...

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Note the 'e'. Today, I'm spellchecking Rye.

  • Bullet
  • Bulblet
  • Ebullient
  • Weibull
  • Tubule
  • Bullied
  • Bulldoze
Old Overholt
  • Old Overheat
  • Old Overshot
  • Old Overshoot
  • Old Overhaul
  • Old Overwhelm
  • Old Overhasty

Maybe Old Overwhelm could be the barrel proof edition?


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