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The Movers.com Blog » Blog Archive » Infused Spirits–An Easy DIY Father’s Day Gift

Infused Spirits–An Easy DIY Father’s Day Gift

negroni-493528_640Does your dad enjoy his booze? Rather than buying him a boring bottle from the store, get crafty and make him his own jar of infused spirits!

Choose your recipe

Pick his favorite liquor–whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum, gin–and pour it into a mason jar with a delicious fruit, veggie, nut or herb. Some awesomely delicious combinations include:

  • Cucumber and vodka
  • Jalapenos and tequila
  • Pineapple and rum
  • Cherries and bourbon
  • Rosemary and vodka
  • Ginger and whiskey
  • Saffron and gin
  • Basil and vodka
  • Strawberries and tequila
  • Pecans and whiskey

The list goes on. Of course, you can even get creative and add multiple infusions to your booze to create a unique and crafty concoction–such as blueberry and basil vodka, strawberry and jalapeno tequila, or honey pecan whiskey. You can check out online recipes for exact measurements, or just wing it. When using fruit, remember the riper, the better.

Prep it

Wash and chop all produce, remove any seeds, pits, or stems to avoid bitterness during infusion.

Fill your jars and wait

Add your booze and infusers to the clean mason jars and seal them tightly. Store them in a cool dark place until you are ready to gift them to Dad–you should allow the flavors to set for at least a week to a month, so you can tell Dad to let them steep for a bit longer after Father’s Day! Make sure to let him know the jar should be shaken every few days.

Strain and enjoy

Strain out the infusers and pour the booze into a new sealable glass jar or bottle and keep in the fridge until Dad is ready to craft a delicious cocktail.

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