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Homemade Grenadine

I have made grenadine but miss the bright, pretty color or the Roses (I know-yuck) brand in my Tequila Sunrise. Anyone know of a way to make grenadine without the rather disappointing dark color that comes from making it this way? I would love to find a natural way to brighten the color to the beauriful bright garnet of commercial grenadine. Thanks!

Aug 09, 2012
zcook in Recipes

Citrus Brandied Cocktail Cherries

can this be preserved by canning? sounds delish!

Aug 09, 2012
zcook in Recipes

Sunshine Bitters

OZARKAT: "I'm interested in the bottles I see many of your recipes stored in."

Here are a couple links for bulk bottles. The first link you have to call the order in. I haven't used any of these outlets, yet, but I also need a source for Christmas presents so I have been looking around. Remember the bottles need to be dark for some of the recipes to preserve the flavor and oils. I hope this information is helpful.
http://www.bottlesetc.com/glass_conta...

http://www.ebottles.com/?googleadd=1&...

http://www.containerandpackaging.com/...

Aug 09, 2012
zcook in Recipes

Pitting cherries without a pitter?

The easiest way I have found is this:

1. get a small funnel
2. overturn it in the bottom of a ceramic mixing bowl (large opening down - small spout point up)
3. remove the stem and place the cherry, stem-end down, onto inverted funnel spout
4. push down and remove pit

This works great; hardly leaving any flesh on the pit. If this occurs, just easily pinch the flesh off the pit and drop into the bowl with the cherries. This method also has the advantage of retaining all the juice from the cherries as you pit them.

Aug 01, 2012
zcook in Home Cooking

Pitting cherries...without a cherry pitter.

The easiest way I have found is this:

1. get a small funnel
2. overturn it in the bottom of a ceramic mixing bowl (large opening down - small spout point up)
3. remove the stem and place the cherry, stem-end down, onto inverted funnel spout
4. push down and remove pit

This works great; hardly leaving any flesh on the pit. If this occurs, just easily pinch the flesh off the pit and drop into the bowl with the cherries. This method also has the advantage of retaining all the juice from the cherries as you pit them.

Aug 01, 2012
zcook in Home Cooking