My innate fascination with creating/mixing/tinkering made the Old Woman often comment that one day I might end up being a chemist or a bartender. I'm pretty sure I've disappointed her because my tendencies run towards bartending.
My newest experiment is with home made vanillas. I've made vanilla before with beans and vodka and/or whiskey.
This time, I've branched out. I currently have pint bottles of vodka, whiskey, and rum with vanilla beans in them. But I also have 1/2 pint jars of tequila and dark rum with vanilla beans. The dark rum also has cinnamon, star anise, and cloves tossed in. They are sitting, waiting, in the same closet I keep my stash of blackberry vodka. In 4-6 months, I'll see what we have achieved with adventures in vanilla.
I'm thinking that the first recipe will be my standard lemon pound cake, only tweaked with lime and the tequila vodka.
Oh, and since it's Mardi Gras today . . . I had a nice shot of blackberry vodka to start my morning.