Herbal Infused Cocktails
If you're looking for an adult beverage for your next #SelfCareSaturday that still has some benefits, look no further than this simple recipe. It's super easy to make your own infused vodkas at home without spending a ton of money.
Herbalists use alcohol to extract the active ingredients in herbs and flowers for medicinal purposes, also known as making a tincture. In the alcoholic drink-making world, the comparable product is referred to as "bitters."
The basic recipe for making an infused vodka is 1/4 cup dried ingredients to 3 cups of vodka. And the awesome thing is, it doesn't have to be top shelf vodka, the cheap stuff works perfectly. For maximum extraction, allow your vodka infusion to cure in a glass container for at least four weeks in a cool, dark place.
After it's cured, strain and add about 1.5 ounces of your infused vodka to 3 ounces of sparkling mineral or soda water. Or get creative and come up with your own healthy(er) signature cocktail!
Teas also work well for this, the contents of a few bags are plenty. One of my faves to use is Numi White Rose. My next one to try is a sulty, smoky organic Chinese lapsang souchang, which gets its distinctive flavor from the tea leaves being dried over smoking pine root fires. Check out my list of ingredients below for some ideas to get you started on your own infused cocktails.
Infused vodkas also add great flavor to your food when cooking. I've got a lavender, rosemary, garlic, jalapeño and basil blend that's gonna be absolutely perf' in spaghetti sauce! 😋
P.S. These infused vodkas also make really great presents for the holidays!
Looking for more beneficial drinks? Try my easy Hibiscus Kombucha DIY or my Sunday Green Juice.
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