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Other Spirits

Distill a deluge of different spirits ranging from woody whiskeys to crisp and clear vodkas.

How to Use a Hydrometer

By Rick Morris

Learn how you can use a hydrometer to approximate the alcoholic content and monitor the rate of fermentation of your brew.

Distillation for Beginners

By Rick Morris

Use this step-by-step guide to learn how you convert fermented wash into a high-proof spirit through a process known as distillation.

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.

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