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September 19, 2007 12:48 PM   Subscribe

That site on making liqueurs at home is excellent. This will go well with my new found interests in bacon making (got my pork belly and pink salt coming this weekend!), and making bitters, as well as my obsession with homebrewed beer. Awesome!
posted by slogger at 1:40 PM on September 19, 2007

I have a friend who likes to say, "Death to your enemies!" as her customary toast. I customarily find this very amusing, for some reason.
posted by everichon at 1:44 PM on September 19, 2007

Also: Cool post!
posted by everichon at 1:44 PM on September 19, 2007

This is good. I'm excited about the Cranberry Liqueur recipe. If I make it within the next few weeks I can give some away to relatives at Thanksgiving. The section on bottles and bottling is a good read as well - I collect cool vintage bottles and would love to use some for this.
posted by iconomy at 1:44 PM on September 19, 2007

Anyone making cranberry liqueur might invite me to taste-test.
posted by Cranberry at 1:54 PM on September 19, 2007

Cranberry, that's really sweet and all, but...well..

it's Cranberry liqueur.

It's not Cranberry; lick'er.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:59 PM on September 19, 2007

Best toast I ever heard: May the skin of your arse never cover a banjo.

It's so obscure, I was beginning to think I might have imagined it, then during a search for the phrase, I learned about current practice among shamisen manufacturers in China.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:05 PM on September 19, 2007

I always toast to world peace.
posted by Poolio at 5:02 PM on September 19, 2007

Slogger, we need to get you up to speed on home cheesemaking and home coffee roasting (get yourself a couple of laying hens and you'll never have to go to the grocery store again).
posted by spock at 8:22 PM on September 19, 2007

According to my roommate, the Swedish toast "Skål" is traditional because it means "skull"...back in the day the warriors drank out of the rounded-out skulls of their enemies.

My personal toast to start an evening of intoxication: "To fermentation, the natural process by which all of life's problems are solved."
posted by baphomet at 6:51 AM on September 20, 2007

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