Other Spirits

Use these recipes and guides to learn how to brew and distill a variety of different spirits ranging from hearty meads to tasty liqueurs.

Verde Maria

Written by Florence Cherruault and Photos by Clare Lewington

Try out this recipe for a Verde Maria, tasty even without the booze. Includes white rum, chili liqueur, cucumber and pickle juice.

Watermelon Mojito Recipe

By Florence Cherruault

Another great refreshing cocktail for the summer. Try out this recipe for a watermelon Mojito, with dark rum it’s sure to revive you from the heat.

Sour Cherry Liqueur Recipe

Words by Ino Kuvacic; photos by Ino Kuvacic and Chris Middleton

Learn about the variety of Croatian desserts, influenced by the crossroads of cultures there, and try this easy-to-make sour cherry liqueur.

Raspberry and Elderberry Melomel Recipe

By Ashley English

Let this berry-based mead age in a carboy or bottles at least six months for the best flavor.


Kombucha Margarita Recipe

By Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD

Take care of your gut and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Simple honey syrup brings the kombucha and tequila together perfectly.

How to Make Gin

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Learn how to make a tasty, juniper based gin known as Genever, that’ll mix nicely, so you can enjoy delicious, homemade Gin and Tonics.

How to Make Rum

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Try making this delicious rum, that's perfect for beginners, and in no time enjoy the rewarding taste of home distilled rum in your Cuba Libres.

How to Make Malt Whiskey

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Learn how you can make homemade whisky using this beginner-friendly guide, and with a bit of time, you’ll have some stellar, smoky batches of malt whiskey.

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