Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DIY Favor Idea/Groomsmen Gift

I saw this on one of my favorite design blogs, Design Sponge, and immediately thought it would be a great wedding idea: Herb Infused Vodka. Below are the instructions, if anyone tries this we would love to hear how it turns out!!

images via Design Sponge

To Infuse
1. Clean and dry a glass container with an air-tight lid. I like to infuse in glass mason jars. Depending on how much liquor I want to infuse, and the amount of material I’ll be infusing it with, I use either a quart or 1/2 gallon-sized jar. A quart jar will hold 4 cups of vodka. I suggest using 2 cups of vodka, at least.
 2. Place several sprigs of whatever herb you’d like to infuse in the jar, along with additional flavoring agents, if using. Cover with vodka. Secure the lid tightly.
 3. The amount of time required for infusing will vary. If infusing an herb by itself, allow up to two days, shaking the jar several times daily. If using additional flavoring agents, allow at least one week. Keep out of direct sunlight and store at room temperature during the infusing process.
 4. Strain solids off using either a fine-mesh wire strainer, coffee filter or cheesecloth. Transfer the infusion back to the jar used for processing (after cleaning it out) or into a decorative bottle for gifting.
 5. Store the infusion in the refrigerator (and consume within 1 month) or the freezer (consuming within 2 months).

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