Boozed + Infused

Infusing liqueurs at home with inspiring and seasonal ingredients


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Hibiscus Lemonade

Who needs a Monday cocktail? It is (finally) a gorgeous, sunny summer day here in the Pacific Northwest. And a cool, refreshing drink sounded just perfect.

We’re bringing back a few infusions that we made a while back, but they are perfect for this summer beverage.

Hibiscus Lemonade (serves 2)

2 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 oz Hibiscus Brandy

2 oz Lemongrass Vodka

1 oz simple syrup (or to taste)

6 oz club soda

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a shaker, and stir well to combine. Divide among two tall glasses filled with ice, add club soda, stir and enjoy!

Cheers!

 

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Lemongrass-Sage Cocktail

Thank you Jayme and Nicky from #gartenderchat for inspiring me to make this drink. It was refreshing and best of all, the sage came straight from my garden.

For those of you who missed the last post, gartending = gardening + bartending = growing your own cocktails.

Lemongrass-Sage Cocktail

2 oz. Lemongrass Vodka

1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 TB Agave (or less to taste)

1 large sage leaf (plus more for garnish)

Place ice in a cocktail shaker, add one large sage leaf and muddle. Add remaining ingredients, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

If you haven’t yet made Lemongrass Vodka, you could start infusing now … (I’m waiting…) or if you are less patient, you could muddle some heavily into the cocktail shaker and add straight vodka.

The lemongrass vodka is so easy, fragrant, and versatile, I know that we will make more of it so that we can have more delicious cocktails… I hope you enjoy this one. We sure did.

Cheers!


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Lemongrass Vodka

This is a very simple infusion… almost to simple to post. But I’m posting anyway, and there is a reason behind it.

A few days ago I participated in a twitter chat called #GartenderChat. What is Gartending, you might ask?  Gardening + bartending = growing your own cocktails!

Wonderful, right?!? This was the brain child (please correct me if I’m wrong) of Jayme Jenkins of aHa! Modern Living and Nest in Style. The chat was hosted by Jayme and Nicky from Dirt and Martinis.

All that gardening/cocktail chat inspired me to make a garden-themed cocktail. I ended up making a spectacular drink with some herbs from my garden, plus this lemongrass infused vodka.

Lemongrass Vodka

1 scant cup Sliced Lemongrass

1 1/2 c. Vodka

Let infuse for 2 weeks. Strain and filter.

This smells and tastes like a lovely lemongrass-infused vodka… exactly as you would expect. I happen to adore lemongrass, so I couldn’t wait to make this.

I promise to post the cocktail very soon. In the meantime, you should definitely start this infusion.

Cheers!

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