Fruit Infused Rum

8 Jul

I hope that you all had a great 4th of July! We drove down to Nebraska where my parents live and had a great time. We spent the whole weekend either outside swimming, at the zoo and of course blowing up lots of explosives! It was great spending lots of time with our family and friends. Living so far away we really cherish the time we get to share with our loved ones.

Speaking of summer and outside fun, I have the perfect idea to spice up your summer cocktails. Infuse your favorite liquor with you favorite summer fruits.  Many bottled liquors and mixes taste artificial but this is sure to taste pure, especially if you use fruit that is in season. The possibilities are endless with this booze infusion.  Combine your favorite liquor and fruit to create a fresh, clean tasting liquor that you cannot find in any store.

I just started a pineapple rum and a strawberry rum about a week ago so I have not tasted them yet but I wanted to share this with you now so that you could try it out this summer.

First, clean and prep your fruit. Get rid of anything you wouldn’t eat (pit, cores, stems, seeds, skins depending on the fruit). Then dice into chunks and place them in a clean mason jar.

Pour in your liquor then seal the jar tightly and store in the fridge until you reach your desired taste. It could take as little a week or as long as a month depending on the strength of the fruit.

Use your imagination to create your combinations. We aren’t big drinkers and the only liquor we really like is rum so we stuck to that but tequila, gin or vodka would also work perfectly for this. Try cherry vodka or mango tequila.

I’m thinking of using my infused rums for daiquiris, mojitos or homemade spiked lemonade.

Idea from bonappetit.com.

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2 Responses to “Fruit Infused Rum”

  1. Justin McMahon July 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Thanks for this – I did a few infusions last Summer (mango tequila, raspberry vodka, blueberry vodka, cherry vodka) and I must say they were all decent, except cherry vodka. Infused cherry vodka was gross. How did your concoctions go? Great blog btw!

    • Meg's Everyday Indulgence July 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoy my blog! The pineapple rum was absolutely delicious but I wasn’t too fond of the strawberry rum. It was ok when mixed with something but straight wasn’t too great.

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