Why do we infuse spirits? Infusing alcohol adds an extra depth of flavor to really bring out the ingredients in a drink. It also allows us to subtly add ingredients that would be very difficult to mix with. Infusing at home is easy and can be a great way to impress guests at your next cocktail party.
YOU WILL NEED
1 sealable jar
1 liquid measuring cup
1 labeled bottle to store your infusion
Flavoring of choice
This spirit works especially well with herbal and floral infusions.
|Lavender Gin (see Lavender 75)||7 fl oz (200ml) gin 2 sprigs dried lavender||3 hours|
|Rose petal Gin (see Rose 75)||7 fl oz (200ml) gin 1/8 oz (5g) dried rose petals||3 hours|
A great choice for infusions, as the base spirit is relatively flavorless.
|Citrus and Rose Vodka (see English Summer Rose)||16 fl oz (500ml) vodka 2/5 oz (12.5g) dried rose petals Peels of 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 1 grapefruit||Citrus peels for 1.5 hours, then remove; dried roses for the full 3 hours|