Make your own handcrafted infused fruit-forward spirits to create this delicious Ginger Pear Spirit Infused Cocktail Crafting your own spirits is easy and creates unique flavor combinations you cannot buy in a store.
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😊 Why make this recipe
- Creating your own infused spirits is easy to do.
- When you create your own infused spirits, you have the opportunity to create delicious and unique combinations of flavors you can not purchase at a store.
- An infusion kit can be made and given as a gift. All the receiver has to do is add 12 oz of spirits.
🍹 What are infused spirits
Infused spirits is a technique of putting ingredients such as fruit, spices, or herbs into liquor for 3 to 4 days to create new flavor profiles. After a few days, the liquor is strained and used in cocktails.
🛒 Ingredient notes
Dried pears: Be sure they are no sugar added. Try and get whole pear slices not, diced pieces.
Crystallized ginger: It is also known as candied ginger. It is made by cooking peeled and sliced all-natural ginger root in sugar water until soft and tender, and then lightly coating the ginger pieces in sugar and dried.
Honey powder: You could use white sugar as a substitute. However, the honey infuses a sweet earthy flavor to the cocktail.
Lemon powder: Be sure and purchase pure lemon powder, not lemonade.
Cinnamon stick: Be sure to get whole cinnamon sticks, not powdered. Also, the Ceylon variety of cinnamon sticks are milder and which helps develop a nice subtle flavor to your cocktail.
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🔪 Step by step instructions
- Fill the jar with dried fruit, honey powder, and cinnamon still.
2. Fill the jar with your favorite vodka. Place the filled jar in the refrigerator. The jar should be in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days to allow the fruit to infuse into the vodka.
3. When ready to serve strain infused spirits through a fine-mesh strainer.
4. Add two ounces of pear juice to a glass and then stir in 2 oz of the infused vodka.
5. Garnish and serve
⭐ Hint: Garnish could be a slice of fresh pear, a spring of rosemary, or a thin slice of fresh ginger. For a dramatic effect, light a cinnamon stick and place it in the glass when serving.
💭 Tips for making the recipe
When infusing spirits, it is best to allow the alcohol to sit for 3 to 4 days before you plan on using them. Keep refrigerated.
There really is not much needed to infuse your own spirits. A few basic tools and you can let your blending creativity sore.
Once you start infusing your own spirits, you will enjoy how easy it is to try new flavor combinations
- The recipe would also be great with bourbon.
- You could use white sugar instead of honey sugar if you prefer.
- If you do not have pear juice, you could substitute this with apple juice.
Infusio cocktails are created using a neutral spirit such as vodka or gin infused with dried or fresh fruits, herbs, and sugars.
Vodka is the best alcohol to infuse because it does not have much flavor and takes on infused fruits and herbs. However, you can also use tequila, rum, whiskey, gin, or any other favorite spirit.
Room temperature is fine for serving your infused drink however it is best to infuse your cocktail in the refrigerator for a minimum of three days.
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Ginger Pear Spirit Infused Cocktail
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- Fill jar with dried fruit, cinnamon stick, honey powder, and vodka. Reseal the lid tightly.
- Place the filled jar in the refrigerator. The jar should be in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days to allow the fruit to infuse into the vodka.
- When ready to serve strain infused spirits through a fine-mesh strainer.
- Add 4 oz of pear juice to a glass and then stir in 4 oz of the infused vodka.
- Garnish and serve
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