Discover the Many Rewards of Homemade Spirits
- Shows how to easily and inexpensively make delicious wine, beer, cider, and other spirited beverages
- Provides interesting and fun information about each beverage’s cultural and historical significance as well as any health benefits of the ingredients.
- Entices existing homebrewers and winemakers to expand their repertoire by including rare and exotic recipes for drinks such as pulque and nocino.
The Focus of Strong Waters
This book focuses on simple recipes that require the minimum effort for maximum results. For example, although you could collect apples, crush them into pomace, put them into a cider press, squeeze them, and ferment the liquid into hard cider, why not buy apple juice, mix it with additional juice to get the optimum balance of flavors, and ferment it? And if you make a few batches of cider from juice and want to start from apples, buy a book on cider making and have at it! The goal of the book is to get you started and show you how easy and rewarding the process can be.
Who knows, by the time you’ve made a few batches of wine, you may find that the perfect aperitif for a Mexican dinner is your own jalapeño wine, or that curling up in front of the fireplace in February is a little cozier with a glass of elderberry melomel. You won’t know until you try.
THE EXPERIMENT ■ BECAUSE EVERY BOOK IS A TEST OF NEW IDEAS