10 Recipes For Do-It-Yourself Infused Liquors
If you can, put the malt liquor and dark whiskies of winter back in the pantry for now. During the warmer weather, you want colorful, fruity, aromatic alcohol, maybe served in a set of picturesque mason jars. Here are 10 delicious recipes for do-it-yourself infused liquors you’ll want in your bar this summer.
The light, crisp taste of orange is the prefect contrast to the deeper sweetness of blueberries. Because of the citrus, you can use this in any specialty margarita but the blueberry flavor adds a nice twist to your pitcher of mojitos too. Find the recipe at BoozedandInfused.com.
Want to recreate the Venice canals next to your swimming pool? Or charm an Italian visitor? Limoncello is not only delicious but it’s also stunning during the infusion process and fills your kitchen with the aroma of fresh lemons. Mix it with iced tea for an adult Arnold Palmer. Find a simple recipe at BoozedandInfused.com.
Citrus Rosemary Vodka
We found this recipe at MyBakingAddiction.com. There are several other recipes for infused vodka on the website but we found this one to be the most dynamic in flavors. Because of the rosemary, it can easily be a vodka you keep around for the holidays, but during the summer, it tastes delicious mixed with tonic or soda water for an herbaceous, alcoholic soda.
Cucumber Lemon Gin
Summertime is the time for the dry taste of gin, and it mixes perfectly with the refreshing cool flavor of cucumber. The lemon in this recipe from MarthaStewart.com makes this an option for your liquor in a unique lemon drop.
Melon Mint Vodka
This is another bright and sweet infused recipe from MarthaStewart.com. The sweet melon tones down the kick of the vodka so well, and the mint makes this a great option for your mojitos.
Get ready for the vodka that will change your Sunday bloody mary forever. This recipe from Instructables.com shows you how to make a smoky, salty bacon vodka which, of course, will taste great with tomato juice but also adds a nice salty flavor to chocolate cocktails.
This recipe from DazedandInfused.wordpress.com gives you an excuse to bring home a bundle of dandelions. It also has a great, sweet subtle flavor so it’s a hit with St. Germain fans.
Having a grownup campout in your backyard? Want the perfect cocktail to drink with s’mores? Do you like birthday-cake vodka? Then it’s time you try this recipe from TableSpoon.com.
Apple and Pear Gin
The sour flavor of granny smith apples and the sweet, crisp flavor of pears balance out the bitter flavor of gin so well. This liquor recipe from Cocktails.about.com makes for a great alternative to an appletini that’s just a little bit drier.
Earl Grey Gin
This recipe from CocktailRevolution.com is for the adventurous drinker. It has a complex flavor that is dry, herbaceous and slightly sweet. If you lighten it up with soda water, ice and lemon juice or lemonade, you’ll have a delicious type of sweet tea.
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