hooch August 25th, 2011
drink up! We finally bottled and labeled our first official batch of Near Northeast Hooch. It’s an infused combination of spiced rum, red apples, and cloves. Here’s the recipe that we followed, if you care to play along at home. Pretty easy stuff. Combine ingredients in a jar and then wait… If only you could make dinner this way. Oh wait, you can, it’s the equivalent of the crock-pot!
The results were pretty good, I suppose. We overdid it on the length of infusion time, but I don’t think it mattered. (note: check your calendars for long-planned vacations before you start doing something like this) I’m not a big fan of rum in general, so I will pass on any further judgement of our own infusing skills until we get to our next recipe… berry vodka.
Anyways, we already gave away the two bottles pictured, and saved a smaller one for ourselves. Here’s what I’m going to make with it tonight – apple cocktails. If this drink doesn’t immediately bring on fall weather, I’m not sure what else to try.
What do you guys think of the labels? It’s probably one of my dream jobs to design wine bottle labels, so this was a pretty fun little exercise in Photoshop for me. I don’t know about you guys, but in this house we pick out wine by 1) what’s on the label and 2) price. It goes like this when Matt picks it out: does it have a bicycle or scantily clad woman on the bottle? Is it less than $12.00? Then we can get it!! And when I’m the one shopping: Does it have a friggin’ adorable animal on it or some sort of polka dot theme? Is it less than $8.00? (I’m the cheaper one). It’s not easy having such discriminating tastes. How does everyone else pick out wine?
tags: booze, DC, drinks, wine
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