Easy Ways To Add Flavour To Liquor In Your Kitchen

Making your own infusions of distilled spirits at home is a fun and satisfying way to add your own distinctive tastes to your favourite drinks. For those who want to play around with tastes or are passionate about cocktail making, infusing spirits is a great way to unleash your creativity. Personalised mixes that excite the taste senses may be made by mixing your preferred alcohol with a wide range of fruits, herbs, spices, or fragrances. If you have the correct tools, knowledge, and supplies, infusing spirits at home is a great way to make your own unique cocktails or just enjoy good spirits by themselves. How about we explore the world of infusing home spirit? 

While infusions are a lot of fun, they also have no limits. Through the use of fruits, vegetables, herbs, or spices, the basic principle is to impart a single flavour or a variety of flavours to a spirit that has been distilled. Not only is it fairly simple to do, but all that is required is a little bit of patience and creativity. 

You may use vodka as an infusion, but you can also use other light liquors like gin, sake, light rum, or tequila. Darker spirits might be more difficult to infuse, but it is possible with the correct flavour. Gins that go well with cocktails include apricot or cherry brandy, whisky that has been blended with coffee and many more. 

When working with liquids, jars with wide mouths work best. For easy mixing and pouring, these make it simple to add and remove items. For example, cinnamon sticks will get bigger as they soak up the juice. With a spirits bottle's small neck, it's almost impossible to get a swollen stick out. Reserving the bottles for the finished blend after taking out the ingredients is the best way to recover them. 

In terms of volume, a 750 ml bottle of spirits contains slightly less than a quart. A 1-quart (32-ounce) jar will have plenty of capacity for all of your infusion components if you're infusing a whole bottle. 

What Flavour To Add 

The flavour is completely up to you when it comes to infusions, which is the most enjoyable element. When making an infusion, feel free to use whatever you like—herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables included. Strawberry vodka and pear gin are two examples of fruit-based infusions that are quite popular. Some fantastic combos are also possible to concoct; for example, tequila with lemongrass and ginger or vodka with lavender and rosemary. Also, with non-standard components, exciting things can happen. 

Make sure to use fresh ingredients for the finest results. The one exception to this rule is dried spices; occasionally, dry herbs may do. 

For the most part, you may just use common sense while making the infusion components. Most of the time, all that's required is a few cuts and a thorough rinsing under cold water. Before putting produce into your jar, make sure it fits comfortably and trim off any unwanted pieces. Cucumber peel, for example, can provide a bitter flavour. It is not always necessary to remove the peels from citrus fruits and similar items. 

How To Infuse Alcohol 

Pick and choose an empty, clean container. Split your booze into smaller containers and try out many infusions all at once. 

Before adding the materials to the jar, wash them and chop them if necessary. After that, fill the jar with spirits. 

Put the lid on firmly and give the jar a good shake. Shake the infusion daily and keep it in a cold, dark area while it is in process. 

When the infusion reaches the desired flavour level, strain it to eliminate any excess flavouring. Strain the liquor into a separate clean dish or jar using a fine-mesh strainer fitted with cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter.