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Infused Booze Front and Centre

on 20/05/13 at 9:10 am


infused-vodkasInfused liquors are becoming more popular every year. Most restaurants have the standard Smirnoff Vanilla, Absolut Peppar, and Captain Morgan on the rail.

In addition to these, many independent establishments offer specialty infusions. Bartenders and mixologists use their knowledge to create unique flavour combinations to tantalise our taste buds.

Recently I spoke with Justin Cardwell, bar manager at BC’s Kitchen in St. Louis, Missouri. Justin shared some of his favourite combinations as well as the benefits of drinking custom infused beverages.

Infused liquor is created when anything (herb, spice, fruit, etc.) is added to a spirit and the essential oils and flavours are extracted. Done naturally, it usually takes around 24 hours start to finish.