Homemade Watermelon Wine

Apparently today is “National Watermelon Day”. I had today’s recipe all ready to publish, but I have the *perfect* recipe for watermelon day, so…

You know, one of these days, I’m gonna make a calendar of all of these “days”, and keep them in mind ahead of time. Sounds like a much better plan than ending up distracted at the last minute!

Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a homemade wine recipe. Watermelon wine is not only tasty, it’s easy to make and a unique choice for summer imbibing. Also, we’re a little overdue on putting on this summer’s batch. What can I say, the tornado screwed with our summer brewing schedule when it turned our lives upside down!

If you haven’t attempted making wine before, don’t be intimidated! Check out our primer to home brewing, it starts here, with parts 2 and 3 here and here. Just a small handful of entries, and you’ll be good to go!

This recipe uses few ingredients, but it’s important to make them the right ones. Most importantly: (more…)

Mango Mojito Ice Cream

This recipe makes a HUGE amount of ice cream – 3 quarts – more than most home ice cream makers will handle at one time. The recipe can be halved or quartered… or you can do as we do, and make it in batches. It’s so ridiculously good, you’ll be glad to have it on hand!


Pina Colada Bundt Cake

This was my first foray into the world of boozy baking, combining my bartending skills with my love of baking. The result was amazing, and a huge hit whenever I serve it! (more…)