Dear Mr. Dowd
WTH is the sorghum mentioned in the 3rd place-winning Gingerbread Hailstorm Julep? (See UK bartenders get playful with US icon.) I'm not sure I have ever seen sorghum bottled.
Sorghum, also known as milo and a dozen other names, is a type of grass grown virtually worldwide as a domesticated grain crop important as a food source and for beermaking.
In the U.S., most sorghum is used for animal feed although a little bit of it is made into a molasses product to be used as a sweetener.
Although over the years other products squeezed out sorghum as a mass-market swetener, it remains popular in the South and is used in baking, drinks, candies, etc.
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