How to Make Your Own Drinks
Create fresh seasonal drinks from elderflower cordial to cinnamon schnapps
By Susy Atkins
Making drinks from scratch is simple and rewarding. Discover which ingredients can be grown at home or found in the wild, what's in season when, how to go about collecting and storing produce and what drink-making equipment you will need to get started. Packed with everything you need to know to make drinks using the seasonal harvest of fruit, flowers, vegetables and roots, this is the perfect gift for 'grow your own' enthusiasts and culinary adventurers who care about what they drink and where it came from. There are foolproof step-by-step guides on how to make the drinks, as well as many essential tips on bottling, storing and serving them, whatever the occasion.
In How to Make Your Own Drinks award-winning author Susy Atkins gives the low-down on how to create delicious cordials, wines, infusions, liqueurs and health-giving juices from fresh, seasonal home-grown or locally sourced ingredients with minimum fuss and maximum results. Recipes include thirst-quenching Apple Juice, rich Blackcurrant Cordial, tasty Limoncello and enticing Sloe Gin. Whether you are a gardener with a glut of summer berries, a forager seeking inspiration for armfuls of hand-picked elderflower or a farmers' market devotee wondering what to do with a bulk-buy of late-season apples, How to Make Your Own Drinks will guide you in the right direction, giving tips, advice and recipe ideas on how to make easy, cheap, mouth-watering and additive-free drinks from the bounty of natural ingredients available.
Susy Atkins is an author and broadcaster who is known for her no-nonsense, down-to-earth and often humorous approach. She appears regularly on BBC1's flagship cookery programme, Saturday Kitchen, and speaks at food and wine festivals around the UK. She writes the weekly 'Sauce' drinks column for the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine and is wine columnist for the new National Geographic magazine supplement Green. She has won awards for her writing, including Glenfiddich Book of the Year for Drink!, Champagne Lanson Book of the Year for the Which? Wine Guide (twice) and International Wine and Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year.
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16 Dec 2011
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