Articles Tagged: infusions

Awesome Flavored Vodkas

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1) Froot Loop
2) Bacon
3) Tomato
4) Peanut Butter & Jelly.
5) Whipped Cream
6) Marshmallows
7) Smoked Salmon
8) Cookie Dough
9) Mt. Dew.

Not a bad grocery shopping list, right? You’ve got your meats, your dairy, your vegetables, some snacks and sweets. It looks like I’ve pretty much got breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert covered. Actually, this isn’t my grocery list, but instead a list of some of the popular and trendy … Read more

DIY Blood Orange-Infused Vodka

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Good quality ingredients produce a good quality product, that’s why there is a good reason you have a favorite vodka. Your favorite brand doesn’t cheat you on quality, so you shouldn’t go for cheap ingredients when you decide to try out your own DIY recipes at home.

The winter season produces a lot of citrus fruits including tangerines, mandarin, oranges and grapefruit. Because fresh fruit equals fresh flavors, now is a great time to take … Read more

DIY Holiday Gifts for Cocktail Lovers

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Homemade holiday gifts are often the best! Aside from saving you a little money, they show the person getting the gift that you took the time out of your busy schedule to make something by hand with care. These DIY infusions and garnishes are simple and delicious. You even have enough time left before Christmas to experiment with your own variations on my recipes.

Of course, any of these homemade treats would pair well with … Read more

DIY Cinnamon-Infused Vodka

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The scent and taste of cinnamon conjure warm holiday memories. And since everything is better with booze, why not add the magic of cinnamon to your vodka?

You could use it in place of plain vodka in recipes where cinnamon would be a desirable twist, such as ones with apple, cranberry, pear, honey or cream flavors. Maybe try it in some Yule Tide Punch. (To learn how to design your own recipes, check out our … Read more

DIY Apple-Vanilla Bourbon

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It’s Fall, dammit! Time to get cozy with some autumnal booze.

The great thing about this simple apple-vanilla bourbon is that it’s so flexible: You can drink it alone, in a Manhattan or in a new creation of your own. (To learn how to design your own recipes, check out our book: DIY Cocktails.)

Granny Smith apples give a bright, pie-like flavor to the infusion. You can use any kind of apple, but sweeter apples … Read more

Tomato Martini

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Tomatoes are in season! When you make bruschetta or pico de gallo, set aside a couple of tomatoes to make this crazy-delicious Martini.… Read more

Jalapeño Margarita

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Spice up your Margaritas with jalapeño-infused tequila!

Using a fresh jalapeño from my garden, I made a super-simple infusion that adds a little oomph to the basic Margarita. The spice level is moderate, so if you want a spicier result then add another pepper. Serve it with some chips and salsa, and you’re set.

Ingredients

2 oz jalapeño tequila*
¾ oz fresh orange juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz triple sec

Instructions

Add … Read more

Midnight Moon Infusions

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Keep your eye out for a new product from Piedmont Distillers, makers of Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and Midnight Moon. The next copper distilled spirits they’ll be putting out with be fruit-infused! We got a sneak peek (and taste) at the Moonshiner’s Breakfast at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Strawberry, cherry and raspberry are the flavors you have to look forward to. They were surprisingly smooth and authentic tasting–no fake fruit taste … Read more