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Northwest Artists & Creative Genius: Boozed + Infused Blog

Have you met Alicia at Boozed + Infused?

No?! 

Why are you still here? Stop reading this boring post and go learn how to make pineapple liqueur and coffee-bourbon milkshakes.

After experimenting with  the totally homespun drink-infusing genius on Alicia’s blog, you will be able to call yourself a mixologist. In Portland that earns you a lot of cache (and possibly a guest spot on Portlandia).

Alicia and her sister Eileen recently started Boozed + Infused, and already they’re building a vibrant pocket community of infusing enthusiasts. You know a blog is well on its way when posts have comments, and Boozed + Infused even gets nerdy comments from other infusers: Awesome!

I’m just a lowly groupie, but I still snagged a sweet invitation to Alicia’s for cocktails. It was possibly the best day of 2012.

Even if you’re not in PDX, you’ll love Boozed + Infused, and you’ll be rewarded with epic coolness points at all the summer barbecues you go to when you show up with homemade coconut liqueur or tamarind-orange gin.

Now git on over!

You’re still here.

Well, stalker, here are a few more ways to get your Boozed + Infused on…

You’ll definitely want to follow Boozed + Infused on Pinterest.

And why not add @BoozedInfused to your Twitter party?

No? You’re more of a Facebook junkie?  Go like Boozed + Infused!

Seriously, why haven’t you left?

Will a recipe for a Blueberry Pieball cocktail make you go away?

Blueberry Pieball (It’s a play on the classic highball cocktails)

  • 1.5 oz Blueberry Gin
  • 0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Brandy
  • 3 oz club soda
  • 2 oz ginger ale
  • lemon twist
  • Blueberry Ice Cubes (made from blueberry juice) and frozen blueberries to keep the drink cold

Pour each of the ingredients into a tall glass, add a few blueberry ice cubes, frozen blueberries, and one regular ice cube, then garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe courtesy of Boozed + Infused (visit to find more tips for this drink). Thank you, Alicia!

And if you haven’t had enough, yet, the backstory is next… It includes three other women and hard alcohol.

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