Thursday, January 27, 2022

{ Beyond Grapes by Yacov Morad - TLC Book Tours }


About Beyond Grapes

• Publisher: Library Tales Publishing (October 29, 2021)
• Paperback: 134 pages

Featuring more than 100 recipes, Beyond Grapes – Simple Recipes for Delicious Homemade Liqueurs is the first book of its kind to feature rare liqueur recipes that anyone can make in the ease and comfort of home. It’s a must-have for any cocktail enthusiast, dinner party aficionado, or industry professional.

What you will discover in this book are delicious, mouth-watering recipes, developed over a lifetime of experience, for making delicious, homemade liqueurs from pretty much anything you can imagine. Each recipe follows a similar formula, which, once mastered, will give you the blueprint you need to design your own liqueur, regardless of what fruit, vegetable, or plant you want to use as its base.

Learn how to make high quality, delicious liqueurs from chestnuts, maple, grapes, artichoke, and even Coca Cola or Nutella chocolate, as well as how to mix fruits to produce amazing liqueurs such as strawberry banana liqueur, plum raisin, and blueberry mint.

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About Yacov Morad

Yacov Morad is a winemaker, author, and founder of Morad Winery in Israel. At the tender age of 10, he watched his father make wine on a small plot of land just outside their home, and by the age of 12, he was making wine all by himself. After 30 years of experience, he decided (along with the love of his life-his wife Ester) to convert his lifelong hobby into a full-time profession, so in 1999, Morad Winery opened its doors to rave reviews and the international press-all of whom were fascinated by the fact that a small winery in Israel can make wine out of parsley, sweet potatoes, and sage. 
The winery became a household name; Yacov appeared on a great many popular TV shows and news broadcasts and hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the world in his boutique winery’s visitors’ center. Morad Winery was the first commercial winery in Israel to make wine out of almost anything BUT grapes. Now, more than 20 years later, Mr. Morad and his wife are retired. Yacov Morad now spends most of his time teaching students the secrets to making mouth-watering wines and liqueurs out of anything but grapes, in the comfort of their own homes.
So, let me just say that I have never reviewed a book that had me make some liqueur.  Never!!!  But, I am so glad I did hahahah
The book itself is quite short, it is filled with recipes, 100 to be specific, and basically just teaches you how to make numerous delicious sounding liqueurs.  
The first few pages tell you exactly what you'll need, and also an overall simple description of making the homemade liqueurs, from the materials you'll need to sugar alternatives.  He also includes pictures of the process to guide you along, though I have to say, it is sooooooo easy, like sooooo easy.

Anyway, I looked through the book and oh my goodness, the amount of yummy sounding recipes.  From Chestnut to Apple and Mango, Coconut Chocolate (you best believe I'll be trying this one),   

The last section in the book is all about Veggie and Herb Liqueurs and there are so many that sounds amazing, and others quiet interesting, though I'm not sure I would enjoy them, but you never know.

Lavender, Lemongrass, Brussels Sprouts?  Not sure about that one but it sounds interesting.  Carrot, tomato and even beet liqueur.

I almost forgot, but at the very end of that section are some recipes for homemade flavored vodka.  

As I was looking through the book, I almost missed the very last section, and I'm glad I saw it, because it's all about moonshine.  There is one particular in there for Apple moonshine called Apple Season, that sounds sooooooooo good.

From the book, I picked 3 different liqueurs to try.  I chose them simply because it's the ingredients I already had on hand and didn't want to have to wait to make them, because the whole process takes close to a month, so while mine are now finished, they are still waiting for another 10 days until completely ready.

From left to right:  Grapefruit, Banana and Honey Lemon Liqueur.

They were very easy to make, I mean there is nothing to making them.  They already smell so good, especially the banana one, so I'm quite interested to taste them once they're completely done, and I'll be sure to come back and let you know how they turned out.

Thank you so much to TLC Book Tours and Library Tales Publishing, for providing me with a review copy. 


1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours