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Infused Wine

Thanks! the orange peel wine looks great. The other one is fantastic

May 26, 2013
macksington in Wine

Infused Wine

We live in Mexico....wine is very unpopular here. So my options are limited and I have to work with what is available

May 26, 2013
macksington in Wine

Infused wine

I posted this in the wine forum as well, but I've had a lot of help from infusers here in the past:
I was wondering if anyone knew anything about infusing wine with fruits or spices. My girlfriend hates wine and Im trying to get her more into it. Currently (and unfortunately..) the only kind of "wine" she likes is that Boons stuff. I already love infusing spirits and was wondering if it is possible and worth it with wine. I know the obvious solution would be to simply add fruit juice or make sangria, I just wanted to get creative and am curious if this is curious and practical
Thanks!

May 26, 2013
macksington in Spirits

Infused Wine

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about infusing wine with fruits or spices. My girlfriend hates wine and Im trying to get her more into it. Currently (and unfortunately..) the only kind of "wine" she likes is that Boons stuff. I already love infusing spirits and was wondering if it is possible and worth it with wine. I know the obvious solution would be to simply add fruit juice or make sangria, I just wanted to get creative and am curious if this is curious and practical
Thanks!

May 26, 2013
macksington in Wine

Best brands and ingredients for spirit infusions

Hmm, thats no good. Thanks for the tip though. I added one final batch of strawberries and some chopped apples so I can hopefully get at least a little flavor into it. I also live in the desert and the average temperature since I started the infusion has been in the 90s. Can the heat change the flavor of the infusion

Apr 02, 2013
macksington in Spirits

Best brands and ingredients for spirit infusions

I used Skyy and Raspberries because for some reason, they are both very cheap in Mexico. I left the Raspberries in for 2 weeks until they lost all their color and the vodka still barely tastes like anything more than...well vodka. I added 12 or so strawberries and after a week, they too lost their color and the vodka still has no taste. The vodka is a very dark pinkish red now. Any suggestions

Apr 01, 2013
macksington in Spirits

Best brands and ingredients for spirit infusions

Thanks for the response! very helpful. The supermarket near my house had a sale of Skyy, so Im gonna try it with raspberries and mint. See how that turns out. I completely agree with you about vodka, quality isnt too important. The oakheart with pear sounded fantastic, unfortunately, I don´t think its available in Mexico. Going to try tequila next!

Mar 15, 2013
macksington in Spirits

Best brands and ingredients for spirit infusions

Ive seen this discussed quite a bit, but I was just curious what everyone's favorite type of spirit is for infusing and what they infuse it with. I want to start doing this again and have my heart set on vodka, since it´is the most neutral spirit. Im living in Mexico right now, so Mid ranged vodka is hard to come by. Seems like its only Smirnoff. Theres plenty of high end and low end. Any suggestions on type and brand of liquor as well as what ingredients to use. More tropical ingredients are more abundant and cheaper where I am. Thanks!

Mar 14, 2013
macksington in Spirits