Don't spend any more money on those over-sweetened flavored liquors, make them yourself at home. This is so ridiculously easy and cheap; I am surprised we (the public) have not caught on sooner. Infusing your own alcohol is the only way to ensure that you will be drinking something delicious.
Now that I have your attention, you are wondering “well how do I do this?” The process is simple and doesn’t involve nearly as much risk as canning (that whole botulism thing). You’ll want to pick up a neutral flavored spirit such as vodka, rum, or gin. Then pair it with whatever flavorings you like.
Some of my favorite infusers include citrus peel (no white part please), cinnamon, vanilla, black peppercorns, ginger, strawberry, and chili pepper. Some people make their infusions with leftover candy from the holidays. The possibilities are endless.
The infusion process can take anywhere from three days to three weeks, depending on how strong you want the flavor to be. Once you are satisfied, strain the liquid into a separate bottle and enjoy! Homemade infused alcohols make great gifts. Try making these Bloody Mary's with black peppercorn infused-vodka.
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