Updated: Jan 6
Alcohol infusions are in great way to add flavor and complexity to a plain vodka or gin.
(pictured- citrus fruits wheels and Spring44 Vodka)
With this method you can create many different flavors of vodka or gin. From hot chili pepper vodka for your Sunday Bloody Mary to lemon vodka for a Friday night Lemon Drop Martini, the options are limitless.
Here’s how to do it:
Buy a bottle of Spring44 Vodka or Gin
Find a good container with a wide mouth and air tight lid to seal
Prep your flavor (wash and dry, cut if needed)
Infuse (check often for flavor intensity - once at preferred intensity remove flavoring)
Mix into favorite cocktail and enjoy!
Infusion time recommendations:
1 or 2 hours for hot peppers (especially if cut)
3 to 4 days for intense flavors
1 week for moderate flavors - most fruit
2 weeks for mild flavors
Try this cocktail with a citrus infusion -
1 1/2 oz. Spring44 Vodka (citrus infused) 3/4 oz. honey simple syrup 6 mint leaves 3 oz. club soda In mixing glass muddle 5 mint leaves, and honey simple syrup. Add vodka and shake. Strain into cocktail glass filled with ice, and top with soda. Garnish with mint leaf.