Boozed + Infused

Infusing liqueurs at home with inspiring and seasonal ingredients


How do you capture the ripe flavors of seasonal ingredients and savor them throughout the year? Some people preserve through canning summer’s bounty. Others freeze their produce and wares. Sisters Eileen and Alicia prefer to infuse the flavors into boozy concoctions and sip their way to bliss.

We hope you will  join us in our trials and tribulations infusing local and seasonal ingredients into liqueurs and cordials.

Alicia (left) lives in Portland, Oregon.  Eileen (right) is based in Venice, California.

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You can also check out Eileen’s personal blog at: Here + Now + Sometimes Then


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  1. Really enjoying your blog! My boyfriend is constantly making syrups and concoctions for cocktails, you’ve given me some great ideas to tell him! He’s been making a prune infused liquor for a drink this week. I look forward to seeing what you do next. Feel free to follow my blog too (although i’m still in the early stages!) as I do reviews for food and drink in LA. I notice you live in Venice. if you ever find yourself in Santa Monica, head to Bar Chloe (on 2nd and broadway) on a Friday or Saturday night, ask for Greg and say you follow the ‘fussy ones’ blog and he’ll make you a great cocktail 🙂

    • Thanks! We are so glad you like the blog. We are still in the early stages as well, and finally set up the Facebook page. We will sometimes have preliminary info about what we are infusing before it makes it to the blog. And thanks for the tip about Bar Chloe!

  2. Very cool! I’m excited to see what you post.

  3. Very cool blog and the recipes look fabulous! Anything with ginger!

  4. Hi ladies! I found your blog on the punk domestics site and I can’t get enough. I live in Olympia (an hour south of Seattle) and have been making bitters and infusions for about a year now. I can’t wait to try the chocolate bourbon! In addition to working with tasty and often local fruits, veggies and herbs, I’ve found flowers to be at the top of my list. Some folks don’t care for floral flavors, but I LOVE em. I harvested wild violets last year and made a violet bitters. Rose cordial is fantastic. Less is more with lavender, but still tasty. And elderflower is a chart topper. Anyway, I’m excited to follow along with your boozy experiments and appreciate the inspiration! Cheers!

  5. thanks for your interest in my blog!

    lots of great ideas here ~ i’ll have to try the black currant brandy recipe real soon

    beautiful photos too

  6. hi again ~ i just nominated you for the versatile blogger award ~ love this site and am inspired by so many recipes here!

  7. You guys are awesome! So, I just nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. 🙂

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    • Thanks!! We’re so glad you’re enjoying our site! Looks like you’ve got quite a line-up for the Best-Of and we’re honored to be included.

  9. awesome!!!! love the idea!!! 🙂

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  11. Holy cow, you guys are awesome. I’m giddy just looking at each of your posts. The pictures are enough to both inspire and inebriate.
    I gotta get in my kitchen tout de suite!

  12. Hi Alicia, thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is great, really interesting, will have to try out some of these!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have created such an original blog concept here, I love it! Great ideas. And the photography is awesome too – I love things in jars. I’m definitely going to try out some of your recipes.

  14. Hi, just letting you know I’ve notimated you for the “kreativ blogger award”. Congrats & well deserved!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I have already fallen in love with some of your posts – I have sloe gin and raspberry vodka on the go at present and your blog has given me so many more ideas!

  16. I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award. You can find out more details and see my comment about your blog here: . I enjoy your blog and was happy to tell others about it!

    • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I’m honored! I’ve enjoyed your blog too! (And I like that you occasionally enjoy your sweets in the liquid variety!)

  17. Hi Alicia & Eileen, I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    All the best,

  18. Hey ladies! I stumbled on your blog via Anne @ unihomemaker… We’re two girls blogging as well, we’ll definitely have to try some of your boozies. Keep posting, cheers!

    • Hi Julie, thanks for finding us – and thanks to Anne at unihomemaker! I just checked out the Porto Bellas and love your simple recipes and bright photos! Cheers~

  19. Hi there, I’ve nominated you two and your amazing blog for the sunshine award. If you’re interested please do check out this post for the rules, etc. And have a happy new year!

  20. Oh my gosh, your blog is amazing!!! I absolutely love making syrups and infused liquors… your ideas are inspiring, and there are lots of things I haven’t tried before! Thanks for sharing with the blogsphere! You have a new follower! x

  21. Hi Alicia & Eileen–Love your blog! I nominated you for a slew of awards including the Liebster Award, Versatile Blogger Award, Very Inspiring Blogger Award and Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Check out my post to claim them and pass the torch!

  22. Your blog is fantastic! …as well as a lifesaver. I’m trying to infuse gin with lavender for my wedding and I fear it is going terribly wrong. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Anna, there are a lot of things to consider here. You can feel free to send me an email if you need more room to explain:
      Some of the questions I have: was the lavender dried? What variety? (need to make sure it can be used for culinary purposes) Did you add anything else (sweeteners or other ingredients)? How long has it infused? How much gin did you infuse, and how much lavender did you include? When do you need this to be finished?

  23. You guys have some great stuff up here, theres so many things I need to try. Quick question, how long are the finished products good for after they’ve been strained and filtered?

    • Thanks Justin! With the exception of the Irish Cream, most of the rest of the infusions should be good for a long time. I have plenty that are over a year old. As long as you make the recipes as directed, the alcohol content will be high enough to maintain the quality for a year (or more).

  24. I’m so excited to try everything on this blog! Quick question: What’s the best way to sanitize your jars? I know it’s critical in canning and pickling and such, but I’m wondering how you guys do it?

    • Hi Janie, thanks for reading! I think the easiest way to sanitize jars is the sanitizing cycle on the dishwasher. The only downside is with my dishwasher, that cycle takes FOREVER! So if you don’t have the patience or a dishwasher, I recommend sanitizing them in a stockpot. Fill the stockpot halfway with water. Wash the jars in warm soapy water and place them in the stockpot. Bring to a boil with the lid on, and boil at a full rolling boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the water and place on a towel to dry/cool. Good luck!

  25. love your philosophy 🙂 I will be happy to join you here!

  26. Love it! Sip their way to bliss, nice! Thanks for stopping by the blog and liking the post. Update, we’re really liking the “cough syrup” as a liqueur. Yummy! I’ll be back to your post for inspiration.

    • Thanks Maxine! I haven’t tried making any liqueurs quite like your cough syrup. There is a local distillery that makes a Doug Fir eau de vie, which sound a kind of like your concoction. Glad to hear the flavor grew on you! Cheers~

  27. Fantastic blog ladies! Just found your site as I was searching for a tamarind infusion (which I did last night using your recipe has a guide) to do. Some much great stuff here…cant wait to try out more of your concoctions! I have just gotten into the infusion making about two months ago and Im enjoying it so much! Looking forward to seeing what you got up your sleeves for this year! Keep the great infusions coming!

    • Thank you Nathan! Glad that you found us! I have been thinking about doing another tamarind infusion… It has been a while, and I really love that recipe. Have fun infusing! Cheers~

  28. Wow what a unique blog! looking forward to recipes!

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