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Ice Cider

Ice Cider

So, friends, I’ve been on a bit of a high. This Monday night, I found out that I won best cider, best mead, best novice, and best brewer (tied), at the Victorian amateur brewing championships (Vicbrew). That means that three of my creations are going […]

Krupnik

Krupnik

Krupnik (or Krupnikas) is a luscious sweet liqueur made from honey, alcohol and spices. It’s traditional to Christmas Eve and is popular in Poland, Belarus and Lithuania, and now Melbourne. Krupnik can be served hot or cold, and the spice mix is very much up […]

Fig Leaf Gin

Fig Leaf Gin

It might sound a little odd, but this is a heavenly liqueur that’s well worth the small effort. Fig leaves are easy to find over the back fences in summer, particularly if you do the smart thing and live in a suburb of Melbourne that’s […]