This Drinks section covers two different but related ideas: what to do with extra beverages, and what beverages you can make with food waste. The first really centers around one main concept: the freezer.
Freeze them into ice cubes. A few extra ice cube trays are super useful to have around, or use baby food storage containers to hold your liquid.
You can make a lot of delicious infusions with fruit and alcohol, or even vegetables and alcohol. Most of us are familiar with the idea of a cucumber infusion, but sugar snap peas are a fantastic fresh addition to gin.
Two ideas we do often from the Death & Co cocktail book:
Fresh herb syrups are also an excellent way to use up extra herbs, and they add depth and nuance to any cocktail requiring simple syrup. Simple syrups are exactly as easy to make as they sound: add equal parts sugar and water to a pan, toss in some fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or mint, and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes, then turn off the heat and let cool. Remove the herbs and transfer to a glass container, then keep in the fridge for a few weeks. This is also a great way to use up extra ginger.