Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Halloween Infusion Part I

Its been awhile since I have posted anything infusion related. I have to make a confession...I've come to the realization that I am a cocktail snob. Having worked in the bar industry for as long as I did and trying to carve my own niche in the business, I found that in trying to "keep my edge", I was not having fun. Well, since we all know I no longer work in the bar business in any capacity, it's time to have some booze related fun. Here goes.

I recently came across an infusion recipe on Pinterest. The post called for the making of a Halloween Candy Corn Cocktail which I found on the Betty Crocker Recipes website. The recipe called for the combination of 1½ cups of Vodka and 1 cup of Candy Corn to sit in a jar for a period of roughly 4-hours. Strain the candy corn from the vodka. I want a full flavored infusion so I plan to keep this concoction to sit overnight and see if the candy corn fully dissolves in the vodka. So I went to my local Rite Aid to get some Candy Corn and found something else to play with.

As you can see from the above picture, I not only found old fashioned candy corn, but I came across a bag of Peanut Butter Cup candy corn that I am also going to infuse with Tito's Vodka. So here is the recipe I used based on the one I found on the Betty Crocker website:
Candy Corn Vodka
1½ cups of Vodka
1 cup of Candy Corn 
Place in a airtight jar, give a shake every couple of hours and let sit overnight. 

Now I gave it a good swirl, shake in vigoursly and you'll notice that almost immediately the Vodka started to take on the color off of the candy corn. To be honest I'm not sure if that is a good thing. LOL. Here is how it looks after said swirling and shaking:

I'm going to look into the infusions during the evening and see where it stands. Tomorrow I'll see what I come up with in order to drink these infusions. I also have a few unorthodox infusions on deck so keep an eye out for those as well. 

Until Then Happy Drinking,