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How to Make Infusions for Gifts

What better holiday gift than discovering how to make infusions to give as gifts! Here's a step by step look at creating infusions for oil, alcohol, vinegar, and bitters!

Bacon Washed Bourbon Infusion Recipe

Fat washing is the process of infusing the flavors of tasty fats into alcohol. This infused rum is fat washed with a flavorful spiced butter and it takes on the creamy undertones of the milk, the nutty flavor of the browned butter, and the warm flavors of the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Orange Cinnamon Vanilla Infused Cream Recipe

This recipe shows you how to infuse a flavorful cinnamon vanilla cream with traditional methods. It makes for a great addition to milk shakes, gelled into panna cotta or even whipped into whip cream!

Grapefruit Bitters Infusion Recipe

Grapefruit bitters are a versatile infusion that adds citrus notes as well as the classic aromatics. It provides a bright spark in martinis, mojitos and other drinks made of light spirits.

Root Beer Syrup Infusion Recipe

This root beer infusion recipe makes a thick, sweet syrup you can mix with club soda, use in cocktails, or naturally ferment for a tasty refreshment!

Ginger Infused Simple Syrup Recipe

Making your own ginger simple syrup allows you to control the spiciness of the resulting infusion. Now you can easily add a zing of ginger flavor to cocktails or refreshing club soda.

Rosemary Infused Oil Recipe

This simple infusion results in an aromatic, flavorful olive oil full of rosemary flavor. Add another flavor dimension by drizzling the resulting oil over an entree!

Pesto Infused Oil Recipe

In this recipe I infuse olive oil with the classic flavors of Italian pesto. The flavorful oil can then be drizzled on various dishes from pasta to meat to fish to help finish them off.

Chive Blossom Infused Vinegar Recipe

I love to preserve the flavor of those fresh chive purple blossoms by infusing them into vinegar. This easy process allows me to enjoy their flavor year round!

Roasted Beet Infused Vinegar Recipe

Infusing roasted beets and toasted spices in vinegar transfers the deep, well rounded flavors into the liquid. The resulting rich and versatile vinegar can be used with many dishes.

Strawberry Rhubarb Infused Vinegar Recipe

The addition of some strawberries to the rhubarb helps to mellow the flavor and add some sweetness while the mint contributes a background freshness to the vinegar infusion.

Barrel Aged Alaska Cocktail Infusion Recipe

Barrel aging is the process that gives whiskey, dark rum, aged tequila and many types of wine their flavor. This barrel aged infusion recipe is for the Alaska Cocktail.

Bushmills Hot Toddy Infusion Recipe

A hot toddy is a classic cold- and flu-killing drink consisting of hot water and whiskey flavored with lemon and cloves. This hot toddy infusion might not cure you of your sickness but it sure tastes great!

Moscow Mule Infused Vodka Recipe

I like to take the ginger and lime flavors of the Moscow Mule and infuse them directly into the vodka for a spicy, citrusy infusion that can be mixed into cocktails or sipped as a flavored martini.

Dried Chile Pepper Tequila Infusion Recipe

This tequila infusion takes on a spicy, fruity, smokey flavor of dried chile peppers; it's a great way to add complexity to different cocktails. I really like it in a paloma or Bloody Mary drink!

Blackberry Basil Infused Rum Recipe

In this infusion the sweet and tart flavor of blackberries pairs wonderfully with the slightly spicy and herbal basil. It is a fruity, flavorful addition to many cocktails and is especially tasty in rum punch or as a liqueur.

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