Infused Workshop Recap @ Nomad Yard Collectiv

Infused was such a blast and I had such a great time sharing my tips and tricks. Infused spirits are one of my go-to party tricks while entertaining. My philosophy for homemaking is that it should be simple but well done. As you will see from the recipes, you can pull together a great cocktail with minimal effort and ingredients that are easy to find. The possibilities are endless, but my two favorite flavors are ginger gin and hibiscus gin. During the workshop I shared my tips for beginner infusers, we made the hibiscus and ginger gin and then cocktails! Everyone had such great questions, which I captured below in the tips section.

Infusion Tips

  • I prefer dried ingredients over fresh, because it's so much easier to deal with. If you want to use fresh make sure that it is pesticide free,organic, and you wash it really well.
  • Don't use flavored spirits and stick with a mid level quality spirit. Don't use the high quality stuff that you can sip on, personally I think it would be a waste.
  • Make sure everything is super clean. Wash all utensils and container in the dishwasher or hand wash and sterilize in boiling water.
  • Amazon, Joann's Fabrics, and Michaels are great places to source mason jars of all sizes. If you are going to display them in your home like I do, IKEA has beautiful glass containers that are a step up.
  • Have fun! Beginner infusions don't have to be a perfect science. The ingredients you add are like salt, you can always add more if you aren't achieving the level of flavor potency that you want.

Now on to the drinks!

Ginger Gin and Tonic Recipe

  • 2 shots of ginger gin
  • 1 shot of lime juice
  • 1 shot sage simple syrup
  • Tonic

Hibiscus Gin and Soda

  • 2 shots of hibiscus gin
  • 1 shot of lime juice
  • 1 shot of sage simple syrup
  • Soda water

Pour the gin, juice, and simple mixture over ice half way up your glass and top it off tonic. Enjoy.

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