It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
This is such a great time of year! No matter which holiday you celebrate, now is the time to get into the holiday spirit. Between holiday parties, family gatherings, gift giving and more, there are many reasons to start a holiday booze infusion right now!
A few years ago, I put together a list of some great holiday infusions (Holiday Fun Time). But since then, I have added a handful of holiday-themed booze infusions to the blog. I thought it would be a good time to share with you some of my favorite infusions for this time of year (and really, any time of year).
So here they are, in no particular order…
1. Gingerbread Liqueur – this one tastes just like gingerbread, and takes only a few days for the full infusion. Plenty of time to enjoy it this holiday season!
2. Peppermint Bark Liqueur – candy canes and cacao nibs in vodka!
3. Pimento Dram – see why many people call this Christmas in a glass…
4. Apple Pie Bourbon – find out why this is our most popular infusion
5. Coffee Bourbon – I can’t tell you how great this is… you need to try it for yourself.
6. Winter Spice Liqueur – this is my attempt at turning the “Christmas Fragrance” of my childhood into a liqueur. And it is delicious!
7. Irish Cream – this is ready immediately and is hard to resist…
8. Cherry Bourbon – this is one of my all-time favorites!
9. Quick & Simple Limoncello – who doesn’t love limoncello? This fast and easy recipe will be infused well before the holidays!
10. Pear & Cranberry Liqueur – these are a few of my favorite flavors of the holidays.
11. Oak Aged Manhattan – this is great for parties or gifts. It is a pre-mixed batch of cocktails, that has aged and mellowed with oak. If you like Manhattans, you must try it!
I wish you a very happy holiday season filled with joy! Cheers~
December 7, 2014 at 5:18 am
Your gingerbread liqueur is still my top favorite, but I need to try out a few others… Thanks!
December 9, 2014 at 8:33 pm
Thanks Mimi! I could go for one of your gingerbread cocktails! Happy holidays to you!!
December 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm
Now I can make limoncello as Christmas gifts – other recipes I’ve seen called for much longer “soak it up” times. Thank you!
December 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm
Yay! I do think that this recipe turns out great despite being so different from all of the other ones you will find. I hope you (and your gift recipients) enjoy! Happy holidays!
December 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm
love that so many of these are bourbon-based!!! You’ve put together an amazing collection. What fun 🙂 How many of those will you make? Or do you have some already on hand?
December 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm
Thank Liz! I usually do one or two big batches for the holidays, and then gift a lot of the other infusions that I have made throughout the year. (I do love bourbon infusions!) cheers~
December 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm
December 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm
Thanks and cheers!
December 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm
These are great! Have you ever tried a infusion with maple syrup or pecans?
December 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm
Hi Derek, thanks for your comment. I have not tried an infusion with maple or pecans. But they both sound delicious! I have infused walnuts, and the result was tasty. I think that would be wonderful in bourbon… What are you thinking of for the base?
December 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm
Yes, I was thinking bourbon would be a delicious base. I’m not sure about the amount for the maple syrup. I haven’t seen any decent recipes yet so it will be a fun trial
September 5, 2015 at 11:54 am
I have a trio of bourbons on the go just now. Apple pie / coffee & cherrie. Never bought bourbon before coming from Scotland. Might as well make some lemoncello as well
September 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm
Those are all some of my favorites. What did you think? Did you like the bourbon? If not, you can substitute another alcohol. Cheers~