I love infusions. They seem to fancy and thoughtful and make cocktails just a little bit more special.
And they are so stupid easy.
Literally. No effort. Put some stuff in a jar. Shake. Leave. Magic happens. A quick daily shake. More Magic.
Considering I made a piece of toast today and it set on fire in the toaster, I am pretty proud of my infusion, and happy with how easy it was to create.
Yea I did that, flames from a toaster oven. FLAMES PEOPLE!!! Luckily, I'm a fire guard. That's the equivalent of a super hero.
Have a drink!
Chop the figs up.
Stick them in a pretty jar.
A good friend!
All together now! A shake or two...
About a week later...
Strain into a cool bottle! Yay!
This gin can definitely be enjoyed by itself, on the rocks, but it is super strong and big bitter. I like it best with some mint and fresh lemon juice. So tasty and refreshing! (If you don't have mint, no worries! I didn't the first night, just fresh lemon juice with the slices thrown in works splendidly!)
Fig Infused Gin
10 figs, cut into quarters
1 jar with air tight lid
Put your figs and booze into the jar. Screw the lid on. Gently shake the jar a few times. Put in a cool spot and let sit for about a week. Every day gently give it one shake. At the end of the week, strain the gin into a bottle through a funnel lined with a layer of cheesecloth to catch all the small pieces of fig.
Feel fancy? Serve these cocktails to your friends and throw around the word infusion. Sweeet.