Alicia from the amazing home-infusing blog Boozed + Infused got a group of us excited about infusing liquor at home. (Let’s be real: it wasn’t that hard.) We had so much fun going over to Alicia’s back in May that I had everyone over to my house this weekend for Halloween-themed drinks.
I infused peanut bourbon for a Payday candy bar-themed shot: 2 parts caramel syrup, 1 part peanut bourbon, shake of salt. Stir well with a cocktail stirrer.
Alicia arrived with this amazing basket that looked like Little Red Riding Hood stopped at the liquor store and Dean and Deluca.
Alicia made an orange-chocolate martini that tasked like a liquid version of the holiday chocolate orange with those little chocolate sections. The orange-chocolate martini was killer, and would be perfect for December: start infusing your chocolate bourbon now. Alicia suggested serving it with dark chocolate.
Those are Poppy’s ginger lemon cookies on the left: chewy texture with a lovely ginger-lemon kick. Poppy, give us the recipe! Also pictured: orange-chocolate martinis, flask of caramel apple liqueur.
Alicia also made caramel-apple liqueur: Caramel apple vodka mixed with homemade caramel syrup. It’s the perfect vehicle for slices of real caramel apple.
This gathering has become so much fun that we’re thinking of going buck-wild and getting a Portland-area bloggers conference together. Stay tuned. This pipe dream may just become a boozy reality. Cheers!