Influenza Sorbet: A Tasty Cure for the Flu!! The icy treat, produced by Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, is filled with cayenne pepper, ginger, Maker's Mark bourbon, honey, orange and lemon juices. It will help clear your nasal passages, sore throat and soothe your body. Sounds great even if you're not sick!
Kahlua recipe: 1 qt water 2 1/2 c Sugar 3 tb Instant coffee 1 tb Vanilla 2 1/2 c Vodka Bring water, sugar and coffee to a boil in a saucepan. Simmer VERY slowly for 3 hours. Mixture will be very dark and syrupy. Cool. Add vanilla and vodka. Makes 7 cups.
When infusing simple syrup, anything goes. Mix equal parts sugar and water together in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the ingredient (ginger, vanilla or rosemary, for example), then cover and let infuse for 30 minutes to 4 hours. Strain the simple syrup and store in the fridge until ready to use.