Educational

The Definitive Guide to Brandied Fruit

In honor of “National Brandied Fruit day” as decided by some entity somewhere, I’ve been contemplating making my own home-made brandied fruit and as usual, would take my readers through the journey with me. *I apologize now for the lack of photos and actually making the stuff I’m writing about.  Shortly after I wrote this… Continue reading The Definitive Guide to Brandied Fruit

Personal · Showcase

Mariah Maynard – Showcase #2

Our second Spirit Sirens Showcase, where we celebrate women in the food and beverage industry! Look for more Here!   Where did you start your experience in the bar industry? Well, I was inducted into the bar industry a few years prior than legally allowed. By the time I was 15 I was over 6-feet-tall,… Continue reading Mariah Maynard – Showcase #2

Personal · Showcase

Megan Campbell- Showcase #1

Our first Spirit Sirens Showcase, where we celebrate women in the food and beverage industry! Look for more Here! Where do you work currently and what do you do? I work at Fire Station No.1 in Old Town Peoria, home of Lucidi Distilling Co.  I am a bartender and mixologist there, I’m responsible for creating… Continue reading Megan Campbell- Showcase #1

Casual dining · Educational

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I have a confession to make… I’ve never had EggNog.  I know! I’m sure you gasped audibly.  For whatever reason, we just never had it growing up, probably because my parents didn’t really drink and if you aren’t buying it to put alcohol in it, then you probably aren’t getting it at all.  By the… Continue reading Getting in the Christmas Spirit