Crash course in craft cocktails: How to infuse liquor with local, sustainable ingredients

One way to get into the holiday spirit is to warm up with liquors infused with locally sourced flavors from the garden.  

Infusing alcohol with fruits, herbs and other botanicals is certainly not something new and has been done for centuries. In fact, your local store is probably filled with flavored vodkas, whiskeys and other liquors containing the essence of various plant-based compounds. 

Going local and sustainable

The craft kitchen movement is helping bring back seasonal, wild-crafted spirits. Several local restaurants strive to elevate ingredients, support local producers and reduce waste in the kitchen, with these principals spilling over behind the bar itself, delivering more intense, higher quality botanicals to the glass.

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