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Homebrew Recipe: How To Brew Pumpkin Ale Beer At Home (Holidays On Demand)

Holidays On Demand’s Cool Concoctions series shows us how to make your own homebrew version of Pumpkin Ale. This all-grain brew incorporates roasted pumpkin, 9 pounds of 2-row Grain, cloves nutmeg cinnamon, brown sugar, Mt. Hood and Cascade hops, Irish moss and California ale yeast. From the sparging pot to the mash tun, the wort chiller to the primary and secondary fermenter and finally the conditioner, we follow the magical journey of starch to sugar and eventually alcohol. A great recipe for brewing up a tasty autumnal beer that’s great for your Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Subscribe to our channel for more great Holiday videos!
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Wonderful New Drinks Warm Your Home Bar this Holiday Season

Article by Ben Weissman

As the holidays approach everyone is looking for new drinks to serve to family and friends. At the same time those who have a home bar are looking to refurbish and modernize their bar stools just in time to begin their holiday entertaining. It’s the time to look around and price those wood bar stools so that you can have them in time for holiday entertaining. At the same time the new holiday drink recipes are coming out for your reading pleasure. It’s the best time to look through all of the recipes while you are also preparing to replace or refurbish your old bar stools.

If you’re going to choose wood bar stools, you have to make sure the wood grain and color match your bar. Though you don’t have to choose ones that match your bar exactly, you do want to make sure the wood tint is as close to the color of the bar as possible. For example, if your bar is a dark wood, you don’t want to choose stools that are a blond wood. Add the new stools to your new choice of warm holiday drinks for an atmosphere that is both homey and full of holiday cheer.

When you think of warm holiday drinks, many people think of hot chocolate, but there are also many others such as flavored coffees and cappuccino in holiday flavors such as pumpkin and ginger. Of course, Irish coffee is always a great addition to any holiday faire. Regardless of what drinks you are serving your guests are sure to want to take some time to sit on one of your contemporary bar stools while they enjoy chatting with other guests at the party.

Your window shopping may also include a look at some metal bar stools if not specifically for the bar as an addition to the bar stools you already have. When there is a big party, it’s always good to make sure you have some stools for those who may prefer a stool to a chair or for extra guests who just may drop in. During the holidays you will always find you have more guests show up than you invited?not because they are trying to crash your party but because they were in the area and decided to stop in and say hello. Preparing for those holiday parties ahead doesn’t mean you have to spend a great deal of money. You can buy discount bar stools and prepare the lower cost holiday drinks. To save any more money you can ask your guests to contribute a drink of their choice or bring a recipe with the ingredients to make their special concoction for everyone to enjoy. While many people choose to spare no expense for holiday parties, there is no need to spend more than is necessary. Choosing only those things that will fit within your budget will make your holiday parties enjoyable while still allowing you to stay within the terms of your budget restraints.

For those great parties on a cold night, Whattodrink has a great recipe for Adult Hot Chocolate. Be sure to keep this separated from those under legal drinking age because it contains alcohol.

Ingredients: 1 cup Hot Cocoa, 1-1/2 ounces Peppermint Schnapps, 1 tbs whipped cream,

Mix the Hot Cocoa and the Schnapps in a warm coffee mug and top with whipped cream for a warm holiday drink that will fit right in with your party.

Fantastic Cocktail Party at Home

Article by Funkin Cocktails

Staying in is the new going out, oh yes indeed!You can throw a fantastic cocktail party at home for your family, friends and basically anyone you wish to impress. What better way to toast a celebration than with a cocktail or five! The good news is by using Funkin Cocktail Mixers you don’t need to slave away in the kitchen chopping, squeezing and measuring, simply open and pour. All you need is ice and a bottle of quality spirit and hey presto you can serve up a bar quality cocktail!

We have consulted the best party hosts across the UK and the Funkin team have been summoned to give their top tips for hosting the best parties at home! Follow our top tips and you too can become the perfect cocktail party host.

How to throw the BEST cocktail party

Send a Save the Date message and include RSVP details, your address and reason for the party! We recommend a 7pm kick off, that is officially cocktail o’clock!Stock up the bar! To make a variety of cocktails buy the best vodka, rum, gin and tequila your budget will allow.Make sure you have enough cocktail glasses and serve cocktails in the correct glass. A Mojito is served in a high ball glass whilst a Cosmopolitan in a Martini Glass, check out our cocktail recipe A-Z to match your cocktail with glassware. But remember you always need to have twice as many glasses as guests.ICE ICE BABY! You can never have enough ice, get that freezer stocked up to ensure the cocktails keep flowing and are deliciously chilled.Use Funkin Cocktail Mixers as they are made with 100% natural fruit, contain no additives and are ready in only 10 seconds! This gives you more time to mingle with your guests and enjoy your own party.Serve up a variety of finger food including meat, vegetarian, spicy, sweet plus hot and cold dishes. Canapés, tarts, crackers, mini main courses, crisps, nuts and olives never go wrong. Serve up 5-6 bites per guest and always serve up extra, you don’t want to run out!Create an iPod playlist or go into Last FM, Spotify or Ping in advance and create a mix of old and current tunes. Remember music sets the mood of your party so think of your guests first then choose the tunes.Keep a local taxi number handy for guests to get home safely, everyone loves a thoughtful host.

How to Make Absinthe: Home Brew Recipe : Using the Correct Base Alcohol for an Absinthe Recipe

Learn about the base alcohol needed for making absinthe in this free home brew video from our professional bartender and home brewer of absinthe. Expert: Allen Gottfried. Bio: Allen Gottfried has been bartending and working in the food service industry for more than three years. Filmmaker: Allen Gottfried
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The liberalization of home production of grappa: the debate is still open

In these last months the decree, proposed by the Senators of the Lega Nord to legalize the production of homemade grappa, caused and is still causing much discussion.

The decree liberalizing the production of grappa and brandy promoted by Senators Montani and Divina has already obtained the first go ahead by the parliamentary commission, but the protests show no sign of subsiding. So far the production of homemade spirits was strictly prohibited by law for tax and sanitation reasons. But the bill would provide to produce at home no more than 50 liters of grappa, but only for domestic use and to offer friends or guests, in the case of farm stay. The commercialization is still absolutely prohibited.

The motivation would be to legalize a de facto situation that already exists, especially in the north, where the home production of the famous Italian distillate is a common practice. The law would then only make come out who has produced grappa at home for years. But professional associations have arisen, however, pointing out that the controls on these producers will be impossible, while the risks are high. Who illegally produces grappa swindle the eight euro per liter fee for official producers. There are concerns also from the hygienic point of view, with the declared risk that without a certain expertise in the production, there is the strong risk that in the bottle end up also some methanol, capable to kill. In addition, this law falls right when the government is waging a battle against the abuse of alcohol among young people.

“We will lose the sense of this profession, – Beppe Bertagnolli explains, the president of the Protection Institute- a profession that has seen by our distillers over the years the increase of business investment in new technologies while remaining true to the principles of craftsmanship distillation. Thanks to this we have managed to bring grappa to become an even more refined product for its organoleptic qualities. Giving the green light to homemade grappa would be a dramatic downgrading of the image of this product after that, not without difficulty, we have managed to win the favor of consumers”.

The distillate produced by professional distillers are carefully inspected and certified by various institutes. Only in this way, they say, we can offer consumers a high quality product, for example using mostly a single vine variety; a product with high organoleptic characteristics.

The problem of homemade grappa is not only the possible presence of methanol, which is already very harmful to the organism, but also the lack of hygienic guarantee during the distillation of pomace. It is known that in the production of grappa the head and tail have to be removed during the process, because they contain components very heavy to digest. But to do so the adapt and controlled tools are required. Who professionally produces grappa knows it very well and is extremely attentive to produce high-quality grappa, also to avoid having trouble with consumers.

But all these things can be guaranteed also by do-it-yourself producers? Sure, some of them may even have experience and expertise, but if you loosen the reins on the controls, it is likely to encourage a production of shoddy grappa for the taste but also harmful to health.

This article was written by Martina Meneghetti, with support from brandy store For any information please visit grappa invecchiata , please visit vendita amarone

How to Make home made Limoncello – Recipe by Minus P

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Home Made Bailey’s Irish Cream! – RECIPE

In this video, David demonstrates how to make home made Bailey’s Irish Cream (while slightly tipsy!) With special appearance by the devine Miss T as “The Tester” 🙂 INGREDIENTS: Double Cream (Very Thick Full Fat Whole Cream) Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Topping (or Syrup) Instant Coffee Powder Whiskey (or similar spirit) Music by Kevin MacLeod
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