Infusion tips after a few infusions under my belt

Infusion tips after a few infusions under my beltHere are Pan and Bottle’s Top Five Infusion Tips to help you on your way with your own infusions!

Time to share

I’ve now completed two infusions (not including the ones I’ve done in the past before starting Pan and Bottle).   I’ve already learnt a fair deal, so thought now would be a good time to share a few infusion tips with you to get you on your way with either trying the recipes on the site, or coming up with your own.Continue reading

Pan and Bottle's "Bramblin" - during the infusion

The “Bramblin” as I have named it, is my infusion homage to one of my favourite cocktails, the Bramble.

The Bramble cocktail is gin based, with some nice summer fruit flavours and served over crushed ice in a low ball glass. This Bramblin infusion takes around 2-4 weeks to infuse (I left mine for just over 2 weeks). When finished, it’s pretty special.Continue reading

Apple Pie Bourbon - before the infusion

Apple Pie Bourbon - before the infusionI’ve wanted to try this Apple Pie Bourbon recipe from Boozed and Infused for a while now.  So I headed to the shops and got myself some Bourbon and a few other bits for the recipe.

A vanilla pod, some cinnamon sticks and some green apples.  A pretty easy and very tasty sounding infusion.

As per most of my infusions, this one will take a good few weeks, so I won’t post the recipe until it’s finished – just in case I need to tweak it at all.  I found with the bourbon infusions I’ve done before that I needed to add a little sugar syrup at the end, which I guess you could call cheating when it comes to infusions, but I quite like adding the sweetness.Continue reading

Pan and Bottle's "Bramblin" - before the infusion

Pan and Bottle's "Bramblin" - before the gin infusion beginsSo today I thought I’d try something completely new for my first “proper” post – a gin infusion!

I’ve tried infusions before, of course – but usually using Bourbon.  I love gin, but usually just have it as a cocktail – I particularly like it with cucumber, lemon juice and ginger beer.  It sounds a little strange, but I promise – it’s fantastic.

But that’s a little beside the point.  My all time favourite cocktail is called “The Bramble”.  There’s a great recipe on the BBC Food website here.  It’s a yummy gin based cocktail with lemon and blackberries – plus a few other bits and pieces.  So I thought my first ever gin infusion should be based on my favourite gin based cocktail.Continue reading