Month: June 2009

well doesn’t that just figure…

I grabbed my rollerblades out of the closet this morning, so that I could blade the river trail after work today. As I went to toss them onto the truck seat a piece of plastic fell to the ground.  I didn’t think much of it, […]

Have you ever…

Really craved something and then when you did get it or something similar and you really weren’t satisfied.  Then it goes into the “what the hell” mode where you’re really annoyed cause that thing just didn’t taste, smell, look… whatever. Yeah, that just happened.

Lemon Lemon Lemon

As you may or may not remember, I made a lemon cordial at the same time as I made the lime and cherry cordial.  I’m very pleased with the Lime and meh about the Cherry.  The Lemon has a LOT of potential, but I think it’s going to need to age a bit before it comes into it’s own.  It’s like the Banana was before it sat for a month or so. I think once it has a chance to age a little we’ll see some of the promise fulfilled.

I’m definitely going to have to invest in some flavored fuzzy water to go with these.  I think I’m going to have to make a Chocolate Cordial as well and an Orange.  I’m getting all drooley just thinking aout these.

owwww… my brain…

I think it just threw a rod…  Good thing it’s Friday!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Limey

So I managed to pull it off… I made a double batch of the Lime cordial and I’ll be a monkey’s aunt if it didn’t turn out better than the last batch!  I’m really excited about it!  I tried some straight and with the Lemon […]

more cordials… Yay!

I’m trying my hand at some more cordials.  I’m thinking this batch should turn out pretty good, though I’m concerned that I may have added the simple syrup too early and it may cause the flavor to not be what I want. Apparently adding it too hot can cause some degradation in the flavor overall. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.  I’m sure it’s nothing a bit of aging won’t smooth out.

Speaking of smoothing out.  The banana I made back in February is really coming into it’s own.  I had some last weekend and it’s really mellowed.  I still need to get some Creme de Cocoa so that I can make it more of a chocolate banana though. Can you say, “Yum”!

Anyway, this batch I made:

  • Cherry
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Amaretto

I made a double batch of Lime this time, we really liked it a LOT.  It was really refreshing and went well with so many other beverages!

The amaretto is going to take about 4 – 6 more months to finish and is one of my more abitious project, but I’m hopeful it’ll turn out.  It’s just a long time to wait… then I’ll have to tweak it to get it as close to DiSarano as posible, which is my ultimate goal. Well it’s good to have goals!

Have a great weekend, Tally ho!