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How to Make Infused Vodka and Tequila

Farm to Drink: Infusions

Infused vodkas, tequilas and other spirits are a great way to capture seasonal flavors—and they make delicious cocktails as well. Master bartender and Liquor.com contributor Charlotte Voisey shares two different methods for making these concoctions, plus tips. For the full article, click here.

Lemongrass & Pear Infusion

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 lemongrass stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 4 pears, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle Stolichnaya vodka

PREPARATION:
Add all ingredients into a large glass jar with a lid and seal. Shake the jar and let stand for 3-4 days, tasting after the third day to check for flavor intensity. When the flavor is at desired intensity, strain and rebottle.

Lemon Basil Fast Infusion

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz Milagro silver tequila or vodka
  • 1 cup fresh lemon basil

PREPARATION:
Add all ingredients into an iSi soda siphon. Charge with 2 CO2 canisters and shake well. Refrigerate until needed.

Infused Tom Collins

INGREDIENTS:

Garnish: Lime wheel; Lemon basil leaf
Glass: Highball or flute

PREPARATION:
Add the vodka or tequila, lime juice and simple syrup into a highball glass.
Fill with ice and top with soda.
Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh lemon basil leaf.

To serve the drink up, add the vodka or tequila, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake quickly and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the soda.


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