Floral Infused Vodka with Runamok Bitters
'Tis the season for colorful drinks! I'm a big fan of infused alcohol all year round, but in the winter I find myself reaching for cinnamon sticks, star anise and allspice over and over again. This drink features those plus another of my pantry staples: Hibiscus.
Sprinkle a few petals in for flavor and an unmatched hue that's sure to elevate the holiday cheer.
Makes two drinks plus extra infused alcohol
Infused Vodka Ingredients:
- 8oz Vodka
- 1 1/2 TBSP Dried Hibiscus Petals
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 3 whole Star Anise
- 4 Allspice Berries
- 1 teaspoon Dried Orange Zest
Combine all ingredients and let rest for at least 24 hours. The infusion I used at home had been going for 4 days and the Star Anise flavor was fully developed. I loved the end result and my husband thought it was a touch medicinal. The trick with alcohol infusions is to test them as they go to make sure the result is to your liking. Labeling the container with a 'Started on' date can be helpful.
- Two jiggers Infused Vodka
- 1 jigger Cardamom Lime simple syrup
- Juice of 1/2 Red Grapefruit
- Juice of 1/2 Lime
- 4-6 dashes Runamok Maple Floral Bitters
- Optional: Soda Water to finish
Combine vodka, simple syrup and fruit juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well blended and pour evenly into two glasses. Finish with bitters and garnish with lime. I topped mine with soda water, but the drink is also great without. Cheers!