Archive for May, 2011

May 3, 2011

Pre Game

This has been an unseasonably cool and wet spring in Minnesota which has resulted in a growing season roughly 2 weeks behind normal. While normally this would be bad news, today it is welcomed with a certain amount of happiness. Why, you ask? More time for the preparation.

Leaping into the world of radish cocktails and spinach/gin concoctions is a major undertaking and one which needs to be prepared for. To that end the infusions must begin. This is a work in progress and I am excited to see where these end up.

The first batch of planned infusions:

    Rosemary Vodka
    Sage Vodka
    Pine Needle Tequila

This should give me a nice mix to start with, the savoriness of rosemary, the astringency of sage and the sweetness of pine needles. These three flavor profiles should help balance what will probably be a bland first few boxes as the overwintered veggies are spread around.