I will start out by saying that these two guys are incredibly enthusiastic about their infusions, and it shows in every picture, recipe and detail that they put into their recipes.
Infuse is a book with over 50 infusion recipes for oils, spirits, and waters. They are much known for their simple infusion of taking local peaches and infusing them with bourbon. Which can I tell you for this Southerner sounds like a perfect drink for game day!
A lot of the infusions can be quick — as in 24 hours, and some take a little bit longer, like their peach bourbon — the longer it sits, the better.
I’m not big on infusing oils, but the water is something I’m trying to get better at, and this book provides many easy recipes, such as the Cucumber Mint Water and the hangover cure, the Sunday Morning Reviver.
Also included in this book are recipes on which to use the infused oils.
This book is creative and fun, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to make their own fun alcoholic drinks, salad dressings and refreshing waters.
Below is one we tried at the house, and while I can’t drink it now, it smells delicious, and I know B enjoyed it.
8 oz aged rum
4 oz of turbinado simple syrup (combine 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar and 1/2 cup water in a sauce pan over low heat until sugar is dissolved. let cool before using)
1/2 cup of whole been coffee – ground coarsely. (we just used normal ground coffee and it turned out lovely).
Seeds from 1/2 of a vanilla bean (again, we just used vanilla extract and it turned out fine).
** Combine all the ingredients in a 16 oz Mason jar. Seal and shake to combine. Refrigerate and let infuse for 24 hours.
** Strain through a double layer of cheesecloth (we just used our French press).
You can use it to make a white Russian or they even suggest pouring it over some ice cream! Yum!
** I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review. All opinions are my own **