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Handmade Holidays: Infused Liquor

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lemon lavender cocktail

Liquor Infusion Recipes
You can do all fruit infusions or mix up fruit and herbs for fancy cocktails! Here are some liquor infusion combos to get you started:

  • Lemon lavender vodka – you can steep this for 5-7 days. It’s great in apple juice or lemonade.
  • Gingered rum – Slice fresh ginger into very thin rounds and steep for 2-3 days. Strain well. This is great for spiking apple cider!
  • Vanilla bourbon - Steep 3-4 vanilla beans in a bottle of bourbon for 2-3 days. No need to strain! Just divide between your jars, and put one of the vanilla beans in each jar for a bit of flair. Try this one in your nog of choice.
  • Grapefruit and basil vodka – steep for 5-7 days and strain well. Plain old seltzer water is excellent in this one! Add a splash of grapefruit juice if you like your cocktails sweeter.

Part of the fun when you’re infusing liquors is experimenting! Try mixing up fruits and herbs. A good way to find inspiration is to look through cocktail recipes to see what fruit/herb/liquor combinations go well together.

Now that the infusions are done, you need to package them up! We have some ideas on how to do just that on the next page.

Next>> Packaging Your Infusions

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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6:12PM PST on Dec 27, 2013

sounds wonderful

5:23PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

I need to do this!

1:21PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

Great idea... Beautiful photo

11:46AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I am blessed to have a neighbor with a huge paddle cactus. These are the ones with the beautiful magenta prickly pear fruits. I like to add the chopped fruit to vodka to make an infusion. The flavor and aroma are out of this world. And the color is the most beautiful magenta. It makes for an over the top drink presentation.

11:45AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I am blessed to have a neighbor with a huge paddle cactus. These are the ones with the beautiful magenta prickly pear fruits. I like to add the chopped fruit to vodka to make an infusion. The flavor and aroma are out of this world. And the color is the most beautiful magenta. It makes for an over the top drink presentation.

7:22PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

thanks

2:32PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

thanks for sharing these great ideas

6:30PM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Thankyou.....

10:12PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

I have made black current vodka for years, thanks for this1

8:21PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Thanks for the post.

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