Strawberry-Basil Infused Tequila
- 1 bottle of quality Blanco tequila
- 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled and sliced.
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1. Wash and prepare the strawberries. Slice them to expose more surface area for flavor extraction.
2. Wash and gently crush the basil leaves to release their aromatic oils.
3. In a glass jar, combine the sliced strawberries and crushed basil leaves.
4. Pour the entire bottle of Blanco tequila over the strawberries and basil.
5. Seal the jar tightly and give it a gentle shake to ensure even distribution.
6. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for 2 to 3 days, allowing the flavors to infuse.Taste periodically to check the flavor intensity.
7. Once the desired flavor is achieved, strain the infused tequila through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a clean bottle.
8. Label the bottle and store your Strawberry-Basil Infused Tequila in the refrigerator.
Spicy Mango-Orange Infused Tequila
- 1 bottle of quality reposado tequila
- 1 ripe mango peeled and sliced.
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 small, dried chili pepper (adjust to taste)
1. Wash, peel, and slice the ripe mango.
2. Use a zester to obtain the zest from one orange. Avoid the bitter white pith.
3. Carefully slice the dried chili pepper in half lengthwise, removing the seeds if you prefer milder heat.
4. In a glass jar, combine the mango slices, orange zest, and dried chili pepper.
5. Pour the entire bottle of reposado tequila over the ingredients.
6. Seal the jar tightly and give it a gentle swirl to mix the ingredients.
7. Place the jar in a cool, dark spot for 1 to 2 weeks, allowing the flavors to meld. Adjust the infusion time based on your preferred level of spiciness.
8. After infusing, strain the tequila through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a clean bottle.
9. Label the bottle and store your Spicy Mango-Orange Infused Tequila in a cool place.
Savoring Your Creations
Both infused tequilas can be enjoyed in a variety of cocktails or simply sipped neat over ice. Get creative with your mixology by incorporating these unique flavors into classic margaritas, Palomas, or even crafting your signature concoctions. Crafting your own infused tequilas is a rewarding and flavorful experience. Experiment with different combinations and let your taste preferences guide you. With a bit of patience and a touch of creativity, you'll have your own artisanal tequilas that are sure to impress your guests
and elevate your cocktail repertoire. Cheers to the art of crafting infused spirits!