There’s a bar here in my neighborhood that serves Sean’s favorite drink. Called a Tapatio Mustache, it consists of a shot of chili infused tequila poured into the neck of a Pacifico beer. It’s pretty straightforward, but he absolutely loves it… which got me thinking. Wouldn’t infused liquor make a great gift? So we whipped up 3 recipes for infused liquors: Orange + Pomegranate Infused Vodka, Habanero Infused Mezcal, and Pie Spice Infused Rum. Also, Becky from Chipper Things was kind enough to hand letter cute gift tags for each one!
Orange + Pomegranate Infused Vodka — Ingredients:
- 16 ounces vodka
- 1/4 cup dried orange peels
- 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate
Habanero Infused Mezcal — Ingredients:
- 16 ounces mezcal
- 2 dried habanero chilis
Pie Spice Infused Rum — Ingredients:
- 16 ounces clear rum
- 2-3 whole nutmegs cut into chunks
- 6-8 whole cloves
- 12-15 all spice berries
Directions (Prep time: 15 minutes, but infusions should sit 5-7 days before straining and drinking!)
Wash and dry your mason jars and lids. Once glass is clean and dry, add the spices and fruits first, then pour alcohol over the top and seal. Feel free to give it a shake and mix everything up. Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight for about 5-7 days.
Once infused, decant liquor into a large bowl with spout or measuring cup, using a mesh sieve to catch the infused ingredients for disposal. Once liquor is filtered, it can be used immediately or transferred into desired storage vessel. Infusions made with dry ingredients can be stored at room temperature in sealed glass bottles for 3 months and infusions made with fresh ingredients (Orange + Pomegranate) should be kept in the fridge in sealed glass bottles for up to a month.
Also, Chipper Things hand lettered these GORGEOUS tags for us, making these infusions the perfect gift!
Instructions to download:
- Click this link.
- Save the image.
- Find the image in your photo library.
- Print at 100% scale, cut out with an x-acto, and tie on with a bit of ribbon.
These infusions are so easy to make and they last for a while, so I like to think of them as a gift that keeps giving ;)
So what do you think?? Will you be making some homemade infused liquors for your loved ones this holiday season?
Photography and styling by Jojotastic. Recipe developed by Claire McAleese for Jojotastic.
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