Remember when we mentioned infused liquors in our handmade holiday gift guide? We wanted to make sure you weren't only making fruity, sugary, citrusy infusions over there. Not that there's anything wrong with them, but we love to make sure savory ingredients get their due in the holiday gift department.
Infused liquor is one of the easiest, most inexplicably impressive techniques to experiment with. A cocktail made with a homemade infusion sounds so fancy, but really, you just have to know what tastes good together, then cram it all into a mason jar and be patient. Tons of liquor infusions utilize the clean, neutral flavor of vodka, as it's such a great canvas for other ingredients to shine on. But we love to infuse gin, bourbon, rye, tequila and even sake. Your imagination is the only limit. Let us know your favorite liquor infusion in the comments below!
<strong>Get the <a href="http://boulderlocavore.com/2011/09/venison-breakfast-sausage-with-juniper-berries-and-a-rosemary-infused-gin-classic-martini.html">Rosemary-Infused Gin recipe from Boulder Locavore</a></strong>
Bloody Mary-Infused Vodka
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.therealistichousewife.com/bloody-mary-infused-vodka-recipe/">Bloody Mary-Infused Vodka recipe from The Realistic Housewife</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2011/04/bacon-bourbon/">Bacon-Infused Bourbon recipe from Macheesmo</a></strong> Listen, you need to pay attention to the directions on this one so it isn't revolting.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://sporeprints.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/chanterelle-infused-vodka/">Chanterelle-Infused Vodka from Mushroom Mountain</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://dazedandinfused.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/daikon/">Daikon-Infused Vodka recipe from Dazed & Infused</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://tessashomemade.com/2012/07/23/cucumber-infused-gin/">Cucumber-Infused Gin recipe from Tessa's Homemade</a></strong>
Garlic Basil Infused Vodka
<strong>Get the <a href="http://peacefulcooking.blogspot.com/2012/04/garlic-basil-infused-vodka.html">Garlic Basil-Infused Vodka recipe from Cooking for My Peace of Mind</a></strong>
Beet And Horseradish-Infused Vodka
<strong>Get the <a href="http://backyardbartender.blogspot.com/2011/02/further-adventures-in-vodkaland.html">Beet and Horseradish-Infused Vodka recipe from The Backyard Bartender</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.fashionablybombed.com/2011/08/diy-tuesday-jalapeno-infused-tequila.html">Jalapeno-Infused Tequila recipe from Fashionably Bombed</a></strong>
Jalapeno, Celery And Dill-Infused Vodka
<strong>Get the <a href="http://laurenariza.com/2012/11/06/infused-vodka-pt-2-jalepeno-celery-and-dill/">Jalapeno, Celery and Dill-Infused Vodka recipe from Recipe Schmecipe</a></strong>
Two Different Speeds Of Infusion
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