This article is more on the philosophy behind syrups than actual recipes, because once you have the fundamentals down, it allows you to cater to your own personal taste.
The old man sneered disapprovingly. He spit the words, "This is ridiculous," at me, kneeling on the floor, then claimed his boarding pass and stalked off. I'm a good packer. I've taken a nine-week road trip with just a large duffel bag. Gone away for long weekends armed with only what fit into my purse. So you can imagine my mortification as I desperately attempted to lose 12 pounds in the middle of the San Diego airport.
A printable, basic packing list for surviving a two-month trip with one suitcase. For a more complete list, please visit twobytour.com
Once you've mastered basic drinks, you're ready to riff on them. Learning the rules allows you to break them. Since our options at the liquor store are scant, we'll mostly be doing this with different infusions and different house-made syrups. We'll take a trip to the market with the next few posts and play around in the kitchen.
The first post in the A Traveler's Home Bar on a Budget series shows how to utilize cheap, widely available, neutral spirits to create cocktail-worthy infused liquors.