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How to make Infused Liquors (5 Ways)

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 days
  • Total Time: 72 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Infusion

Description

DIY Infused Liquors make for a fantastic holiday gift for a host/hostess, friend, family member or really any other adult in your life.


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Ingredients

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Infused Vodka:

  • 2 cups strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 2 vanilla bean pods, split lengthwise
  • 1 qt. vodka

Pineapple Rum:

  • 1 small pineapple, cored and sliced into spears
  • 1 qt. white rum

Jalapeño Lime Tequila:

  • 2 small jalapeños, sliced into rounds
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1 qt. blanco (silver) tequila

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Whiskey:

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange, sliced into wedges (keep peel on)
  • 1 qt. whiskey

Lemon Ginger Cardamom Gin:

  • 2 inch piece peeled ginger, sliced into rounds
  • 3 lemons, sliced into rounds
  • Optional: 3-4 cardamom pods
  • 1 qt. gin

Instructions

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Infused Vodka:

  1. Wash and slice strawberries. Add to clean glass jar with vanilla beans, top with vodka and seal with airtight lid. 
  2. Store in cool, dark place for at least 3 days, but up to a week. Strain into a measuring cup or glass bowl through a fine mesh sieve and discard strawberries and vanilla bean. You may need to strain a few times or use a cheesecloth to remove all sediment. Seal in clean jar and store in pantry. 

Pineapple Rum:

  1. Core and slice pineapple. Add to clean glass jar, top with rum and seal with airtight lid. 
  2. Store in cool, dark place for at least 3 days, but up to a week. Strain into a measuring cup or glass bowl through a fine mesh sieve and discard pineapple. You may need to strain a few times or use a cheesecloth to remove all sediment. Seal in clean jar and store in pantry. 

Jalapeño Lime Tequila:

  1. Slice jalapeños and limes. Add to clean glass jar, top with tequila and seal with airtight lid. 
  2. Store in cool, dark place for at least 12 hours, but up to 48 hours. Strain into a measuring cup or glass bowl through a fine mesh sieve and discard jalapeños and limes. You may need to strain a few times or use a cheesecloth to remove all sediment. Seal in clean jar and store in pantry. 

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Whiskey:

  1. Add cranberries, orange and cinnamon sticks to clean glass jar, top with whiskey and seal with airtight lid. 
  2. Store in cool, dark place for at least 3 days, but up to a week. Strain into a measuring cup or glass bowl through a fine mesh sieve and discard cranberries, oranges and cinnamon. You may need to strain a few times or use a cheesecloth to remove all sediment. Seal in clean jar and store in pantry. 

Lemon Ginger Cardamom Gin:

  1. Add lemon, ginger and cardamom pods to clean glass jar, top with gin and seal with airtight lid. 
  2. Store in cool, dark place for at least 3 days, but up to a week. Strain into a measuring cup or glass bowl through a fine mesh sieve and discard lemon, cardamom and ginger. You may need to strain a few times or use a cheesecloth to remove all sediment. Seal in clean jar and store in pantry.

Notes

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Keywords: infused liquors

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