Packaging Your Infusions
Eco-friendly packaging is tricky, but for liquor infusions, I have a couple of favorite ways to pack it up:
- Mason Jars – I know, buying new isn’t always ideal, but a Mason jar is something that your recipient can reuse even after the liquor is gone. You can consider the jar part of the gift!
- Reclaimed Glass Jars – Those pasta jars, juice bottles, and salsa jars are perfect for packaging your infused liquors. Just make sure you clean them out well to get the smell out and use orange oil to get those sticky labels off. Scrubbing the insides with salt and lemon juice can help if a run through the dishwasher doesn’t do the trick.
Once you’ve got your jars all sorted, it’s time to decorate! You can make custom labels out of recycled paper, decorate with fabric and ribbon – have fun with it! It’s also fun to tie a recipe to the jar to give your recipient an idea of how he can use his infused liquor. If you’re gifting grapefruit-infused vodka, for example, you can include a recipe for a greyhound or a salty dog.
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