I've been on a fruit kick this summer and can't get enough strawberries. I picked this basil up from the farmer's market yesterday and knew it was a match made in heaven.
From everything I've read about infusing liquor I don't think there's an exact science to it. I just eyeballed about half a pint of strawberries and a few sprigs of basil. After dumping into my mason jar and filling it up with tequila. It's important to use a mason jar or other container with an air-tight lid.
Depending upon how strong of a flavor you want you can leave the jars in the fridge for 1-2 weeks up to a month or so for dark liquors such as bourbon. An article I read suggested to shake the jar every day or so to help meld the flavors. I'm envisioning a strawberry-basil margarita with this jar along side a heaping pile of chips and salsa.
Peach Infused Bourbon
Bourbon tends to be a little strong for my taste buds but I'm excited to see how the sweetness of the peaches tames the flavor.
I'm excited to check back in with you all in a couple weeks and let you know how these turned out! Aside, from mixing up your own cocktails I think these would make great gifts!
What flavor combinations do you think sound good?