Impress Your Guests With These 13 Easy Infused Booze Recipes
Put that skittles Vodka and those bloated alcoholic gummy bears away. We're taking you to the next level with some seriously tasty infused booze.
Injecting flavor into your liquor is actually super easy and generally takes only one to three days. It's also a really great way to level up your booze and make it look and taste super fancy. Plus, you get totally unique flavors that will go a long way in spicing up your cocktails. Basically, it wins on every level.
1. Pineapple and Red Pepper Vodka
This sweet, spicy booze is super versatile and would be great in a lot of classic vodka drinks, but we really love it with Dr. Pepper and a little bit of lime.
2. Orange and Vanilla Bourbon
Drink straight, as you would an old fashioned or just mix as you would any other cocktail -- it would be great in a whiskey sour or with ginger ale.
3. Peach and Pecan Bourbon
Drink this one straight -- pour it into a double old fashioned glass and garnish with a peach peel.
4. Jalapeno-Infused Tequila
This is made for margaritas, but it's great with pretty much any tequila cocktail.
5. Rosemary, Ginger, and Asian Pear Vodka
Infuse all three together (we recommend it!) and serve with honey, lemon, sugar, a tiny grating of nutmeg, and top with soda water for a stunningly tasty cocktail.
If you're doing them separately, we love the ginger with pretty much anything, but our two favorites are for kicking up your Moscow Mules or mixing it with fresh tangerine juice (two tangerines worth) and a splash of lychee syrup (you can get it from the can). Top off with ginger ale. Recipe here.
The rosemary vodka would be great with either grapefruit juice or tonic water.
6. Cherry Vodka
This versatile liquor would be great in any of your favorite vodka cocktails. We love it mixed with limeade or cream soda.
7. Strawberry Basil Vodka
Add a spoonful or two to desserts, blend into a milkshake or just mix as you would a regular fruity vodka cocktail -- you might want to use a little less sugar/syrup than usual if the strawberries are very sweet.
8. Mango Tequila
Enjoy this in a margarita or a with ginger and cilantro.
9. Bacon and Habanero Infused Vodka
This mouthwateringly savory and spicy concoction makes the perfect Bloody Mary.
10. Watermelon Vodka
This gorgeous infused vodka is not only a crowd-pleaser, but it also makes for a super easy and cute gift.
11. Same-Day Bacon Bourbon
This would be great in classic whiskey cocktails like old-fashioneds. Bonus: swap out the sugar for honey or maple syrup.
12. Blueberry Vodka
Perfect with lemonade.
13. Vanilla Honey Ginger Whiskey
You can't go wrong mixing this with ginger ale or ginger beer!