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Last week, one of my goals driving home was to gather enough elderflowers to make something – a syrup, perhaps, or an infused vodka. The cream-colored clusters of flower heads were everywhere; it was only a matter of finding a shoulder wide enough to pull over without tumbling into a creek. The small tree is […]

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Vinegar shrubs are just about the neatest thing ever. While there is apparently a long and noble tradition of diluting vinegar in water with a little honey for a refreshing drink, the shrub seems to have risen to popularity during temperance movements in the nineteenth century, when respectable ladies sought satisfying alternatives to strong drink. […]

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This is not your traditional Whiskey Smash. But that’s okay. Smashes are typically strong, dangerously strong, and their strength is often masked by a surplus of sugar, and this just leads people down a dark road. We don’t want that. It’s summer, after all, right? Instead, this version showcases plums at their finest, tethered by […]

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