Guide: DIY Beverage Making

DIY Infused Spirits for Cocktail Mixologists

DIY Alcohol Infusions with Mixology Cocktail Recipes Supplies needed Mason jars, or large glass bottles with secure lids Alcohol of choice (typically vodka, bourbon, brandy or rye) Infusion ingredients (included in your kit) Fresh fruit, herbs or additional spice...

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How to make Ginger Ale at home

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain It's hot. Worse than being hot, it's sticky, too. It's the kind of day when you look at yourself in the mirror and find you've become a humid human magnet to all manner of debris: dirt, hair, dead leaves, more dirt, the cat....

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How to Make Chai Tea at Home

DIY Chai Making Recipes and Instructions By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain I'm a sucker for chai tea. It's sweet and spicy and exorbitantly over-priced, yet it's my cafe drink of choice. My four-dollars-and-change cafe drink of choice, until I learned to make my...

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Making Kombucha FAQ – Learn How to Make Kombucha

What You Need to Know for DIY Kombucha Making kombucha is an art and a science. With this FAQ we are accumulating your questions and attempting to provide answers. If you have anything you'd like to add please join the discussion on our discussion boards. Q. What is...

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Introduction to Canning

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     For more direct instruction, Wach Our Canning Video. If you’ve only had canned food from the grocery store, you probably assume that the canning process leaches flavor, requires amazing quantities of preservatives,...

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How to Distill Spirits at Home

A guide to craft spirit distillation There is a new movement to make local, small batch craft spirits or hard liquor. This movement is inspired by those seeking to make high quality gins, whiskeys, vodkas or rums which have a distinctive personal touch. In this...

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How to make root beer

The average can of root beer soda has over 10 teaspoons of sugar, not to mention high-fructose corn syrup and other additives. If you love a cold can of root beer, learn how to make homemade root beer instead of buying it from the store and wasting the cans and...

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All-Natural Homemade Popsicles

By Grow and Make Contributing Editor Kristina Strain  Summer is upon us. The hammock is strung. The crickets are singing. It's hot and sticky all the time, and fresh summer fruits are rolling in from the farmers market. Wouldn't it be great to transform some of that...

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Get your chai on

During the cooler months of the year, it's warming to sip spicy, milky chai tea. If you'd love to have chai at home consider our chai kits for making your own chai. We also have an article for making chai without our kit.  

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