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Fruit Infusions
By Jessica B. Konopa
Ingredients | Rules | The Process | Timing Is Everything
This holiday season, forget shelling out for fancy, flavored liquors… make your own! All you need is fresh or frozen fruit, a bottle of your favorite liquor, and a little patience. Depending on the ingredients you choose, it’s not necessarily much cheaper than hitting the package store, but the quality of and boasting rights to making your own booze can’t be beat. Whether you give them as Christmas gifts or keep them all to yourself in a fit of greed, these homemade drinks will leave Santa saying that you’re naughty and nice.

Don’t be daunted by the prospect of brewing and bottling your own flavored elixir. Consider: if Chartreuse-making French monks have been doing it for centuries, so can you. You just need to follow a few basic rules (monk’s habit, optional).

What You'll Need:

    Large, tempered glass jar
    Wine bottles or canning jars
    Labels
    Sealing wax (optional)
    Funnel
    Ladle
    Strainer
    Cheesecloth
    Fruit
    High-proof liquor (vodka, tequila, etc.)
    Bar sugar (optional)

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