- Randy Winters: Hi dankea, It absolutely works with normal tea bags, however I have found a much more limited use for...
- dankea: Do you think it’ll work with normal tea bags?
- dankea: I’ve had this one with Alberta Premium (Rye Whiskey), Benedictine and Canada Dry (Ginger Ale)....
- th: yeah i’ve used it for coffee a very versatile contraption.
- Randy Winters: Have you tried using one for coffee yet? I bought it specifically for filtering, still haven’t...
Author Archives: Randy Winters
By Randy Winters December 3, 2012
Assam Vodka - What You'll Need I made up some Assam Vodka a few months ago for the first time and since then it has become one of my favourite items in my home bar. It can just be used to make so many delicious things that I find I can’t be without. Assam Vodka 1 700mL Bottle [...]
By Randy Winters November 25, 2012
Cold Warmth I bought a bottle of Maraska Orahovac Green Walnut Liqueur a few days back to give a try. I find it a little sweet by itself but it has a wealth of depth that I think could be great in a variety of cocktails. Off the cuff I came up with this: Cold Warmth 30mL Green [...]
By Randy Winters November 24, 2012
Boronia Marsala All'Uovo I recently had a glass of Boronia Marsala All’Uovo and really enjoyed it. Marsala All’Uovo is a fortified Marsala that has had egg yolks added to make a full bodied, sweet, desert wine. At $9.50 (AUD) a bottle its something I’ll probably keep in stock from now on. Marsala, which is now a popular [...]
By Randy Winters November 19, 2012
Oh Henry! From the Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock comes the ‘Oh Henry!’. I’ve seen this one around before, and reviews tend to range from “love it!”, “too sweet” or just plain “yuck”. I personally fall on the side of love it and don’t find it too sweet at all (substituting Ginger Beer for the [...]
By Randy Winters November 18, 2012
Burnt Honey I’ve been playing around with a whole bunch of different sugar syrups lately and finally decided to try Burnt Sugar Syrup via
By Randy Winters November 17, 2012
Around about the same time I tried making my own bitters I started a Rhubarb Liqueur infusion. This is something that you need to do a fair bit in the future as it takes a month to fully infuse. For anyone who loves Rhubarb though it’s definitely worth the wait, especially in summer Ingredients for Rhubarb [...]
By Randy Winters November 16, 2012
It’s hard to get bitters in Australia. Really hard. Aside from Angostura Aromatic Bitters there’s really nothing you can buy in the retail space. Buying something in the wholesale space like Peychaud’s or Orange Bitters will require a lot of tracking down along with a minimum purchase of a case for each bottle you want. [...]
By Randy Winters October 30, 2012
Infusing T2 Blue Mountain Gin A few months ago, inspired by tasting an Earl Grey Martini at Brisbane’s Canvas Club and some gentle prodding from a friend I decided to try my hand at infusion. T2 Blue Mountain What I decided upon was a T2 Blue Mountain Gin. T2’s Blue Mountain is quite similar to a french earl [...]
By Randy Winters October 17, 2012
Villa Massa Limoncello I’ve had a bottle of Villa Massa Limoncello for a few weeks now and finally decided to put it to good use. Previously I only tried this cooled with ice instead of keeping it in the freezer. I have to say it is much more interesting this way as the melting ice doesn’t [...]
By Randy Winters October 16, 2012
Metaxa 5 & St Germain A short while ago someone I know recommended I try St. Germain, an elderflower liqueur made in France. The wiki page describes it as having a heady lychee aroma, with grapefruit and other citrus undertones. Turns out it’s an excellent liqueur and is delicious diluted with soda water – though rather [...]