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.

Basic Sugar Wash Recipe

By Rick Morris

Start your journey into the world of distilled spirits with this beginner friendly wash perfect for liqueurs or high proof spirits.

The 3 Steps of Distilling Alcohol

and photo by Josh Bayne

All about the 3 major steps in the alcohol distillation process.

Italian Herb Liqueur

By Leah A. Zeldes

Italian herb liqueur is a sweet combination that's full of flavor.

Provençal Thyme Liqueur

By Leah A. Zeldes

Homemade liqueurs can also be made with sage or fennel leaf.


Genovese Basil Liqueur

By Leah A. Zeldes

Brilliant green Genovese basil liqueur is a traditional after-dinner drink in Apulia and Liguria, Italy.

Fresh Rosemary and Lemon Liqueur

By Leah A. Zeldes

This fresh rosemary and lemon liqueur recipe is a variation on the Italian limoncello.

Mint Julep Cocktail

By Leah A. Zeldes

The mint julep cocktail, traditionally served in a frosted silver tumbler, is the quintessential and historic drink of the American South.

Long Live Lemon Balm: Lemon-Berry Chardonnay Cordial

By Pat Crocker

 Lemon balm was traditionally consumed in wine cups and cordials for its medicinal benefits.

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