Need an easy and inexpensive gift for the holiday season? We are loving these DIY cocktail infusion kits. We’ve got something for every taste profile and if you don’t drink alcohol these are just as delicious as mocktails! Just add water instead of spirits.
WHAT YOU NEED
16 oz. Mason Jars
Dehydrated Fruits and Spices
The process is extremely easy. Dry fresh fruit in a dehydrator or you can use the oven like we did here. Add a combination of fruit and spice to a mason jar. Include a tag with instructions, tie a bow and voila – you have a gift for everyone on your list. All they need to do is add their favorite spirit or water and let it steep for 3 days. You can even include a small bottle of the appropriate liquor.
Recipes for some of our favorite combinations are listed below and the corresponding printable tags are in are here in our Printables Section.
6 Dehydrated Orange Slices
2 Dehydrated Cherries
1/2 Cinnamon Stick
3 Sugar Cubes
Infuse your favorite whiskey or bourbon for 3 days. Strain contents. Pour over ice. Add water as needed. Remember although it may be sweet, it is still 100% alcohol. Garnish with an orange slice or Maraschinso cherry.
ELF OFF THE SHELF
12 Dehydrated Blackberries
1 Dehydrated Lemon Slice
5 Dried Sage Leaves
6 Sugar Cubes
Infuse your favorite herbal gin for 3 days. Strain contents. Pour over ice. Add club soda as needed. Garnish with a few fresh blackberries.
4-5 Dehydrated Pear Slices
12 Dehydrated Cranberries
1 Dried Twig of Rosemary
4 Sugar Cubes
Infuse your favorite vodka for 3 days. Strain contents. Pour over ice. Add Club or Lemon/Lime Soda as Garnish with a few fresh cranberries.
We hope you think these cocktail infusion kits are a fun as we do. If you really want to go the extra mile, gift this kit with a bottle of spirits or barware. Cheers!
P.S. Want to see us in action? Watch us talk to our favorite host Chelsea Haynes in the video below. We dish on making these cocktail infusion kits and discuss our personal faves.