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Infusiasm ... more or less infused about life.

\en·fyü·si·asm(n) 1. an infusion inspired zeal or fervor 2. the state of being enthusiastic about infusions

Mission: Infuse the world with our love for infusions.

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Roger's Screwdriver
09/02/2013
DOTW: Roger's Screwdriver

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Roger's Screwdriver

While searching for some cocktail ideas for my carrot infusions, I wanted a quick and simple drink. It was early in the morning on a Saturday and breakfast hadn’t made […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Sour [Cactus] Patch
08/26/2013
DOTW: Sour [Cactus] Patch

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Sour [Cactus] Patch

Yesterday, August 25th was whiskey sour day, though it is also celebrated on the 29th of August as well. I had my prickly pear infused bourbon sitting around (which I […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Prickly Margarita
08/19/2013
DOTW: Prickly Margarita

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Prickly Margarita

When the question involves tequila, the answer always seems to be MARGARITA; In this case more so than ever. Prickly pears are native to dry arid locations, very much like […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Sand 'n Storm
08/12/2013
DOTW: Sand 'n Storm

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Sand 'n Storm

This week’s choice of spirit was easy seeing as August 16th is National Rum Day. Might as well be festive. Normally I do my rum infusions in over proof rum […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Provincial Pear
08/05/2013
DOTW: Provincial Pear

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Provincial Pear

For this week’s drink I wanted to maintain a summer feel despite the prickly pear being a bit more fall of a flavor than I anticipated. A quick Google kept […]

***[NEW POST]*** Infusion of the Month for August: Prickly Pear
08/01/2013
Infusion of the Month for August: Prickly Pear

***[NEW POST]*** Infusion of the Month for August: Prickly Pear

A few great facts about August: It’s my birth month. There are no real major holidays (except for my birthday) It is the beginning of pear season. […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Raspy Berry's Country Lemonade
07/29/2013
DOTW: Raspy Berry's Country Lemonade

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Raspy Berry's Country Lemonade

As a great bard once refrained: “Lemonade in the shade with my feet up.” Whether it be pool side, roof top, beach blanketed or on a wrap-around porch, one thing […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Tequila-Ginger Cocktail
07/22/2013
DOTW: Tequila-Ginger Cocktail

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Tequila-Ginger Cocktail

It’s funny how much Spanish I don’t know after so many years of Spanish courses in school. One thing I do remember however is tequila, and that tequila and strawberry […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Blues Berry's Bourbon
07/15/2013
DOTW: Blues Berry's Bourbon

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Blues Berry's Bourbon

It seems as though blueberry has been on the tongues of many people as of late; Whether speaking about it or drinking it. I have always said I am going […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Berry's Piña Colada
07/08/2013
DOTW: Berry's Piña Colada

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Berry's Piña Colada

You ever think about how they made everyone’s favorite frozen drinks before there were blenders? Before they became popular at bars and in homes across the country? Before manufacturing figured […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Very Berry Cosmo
07/02/2013
DOTW: Very Berry Cosmo

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Very Berry Cosmo

July 4th. Independence day. A holiday where we celebrate the birth of arguably the greatest republic the United Federation of Planets has ever witnessed. What could be more American than the inciting […]

***[NEW POST]*** Infusion of the Month: Very Berry Medley
07/01/2013
Infusion of the Month: Very Berry Medley

***[NEW POST]*** Infusion of the Month: Very Berry Medley

When I was younger I was a cub scout. I remember them trying to teach me about the differences between the different types of wild berries that we would encounter […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Hoptical Storm Anxiety
06/24/2013
DOTW: Hoptical Storm Anxiety

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Hoptical Storm Anxiety

The idea for this drink came to me while i was packing for my cruise of the western Caribbean. There are plenty of “tropical” beers, so why not make a […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Hopquila Mockingbird
06/17/2013
DOTW: Hopquila Mockingbird

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Hopquila Mockingbird

I signed up for a course at the Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good and one of the required readings was To Kill A Mockingbird. Great book, but all […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Old[er] Fashion
06/10/2013
DOTW: Old[er] Fashion

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Old[er] Fashion

Beer has been around for centuries. The old Fashioned, not so many. So what better way to make an old fashion older than with a bit of beer? Of course, […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Hoppy Mary
06/03/2013
DOTW: Hoppy Mary

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Hoppy Mary

Beer in the morning can be a rather judgy situation. However, a hops-infused Bloody Mary can satisfy that beer craving as well as those judging eyes. -=- Hoppy […]

***[NEW POST]*** Infusion of the Month: Hops
06/03/2013
Infusion of the Month: Hops

***[NEW POST]*** Infusion of the Month: Hops

Don’t freight hop heads, this month is all about you! When I used to work at Last Exit, in Washington DC, we would always try some off the wall infusions. […]

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Apricot Adult Limeade
06/01/2013
DOTW: Apricot Adult Limeade

***[NEW POST]*** DOTW: Apricot Adult Limeade

Lemonade is easily the non-alcoholic beverage of summer. However, being the contrarian I am, I may venture to try to make limeade happen this summer. That’s right. Limeade! Step one […]

Dragon Fruit Rum & Tequila #Infusions. Another Saturday in #TheLab
05/26/2013

Dragon Fruit Rum & Tequila #Infusions. Another Saturday in #TheLab

Some Dragon Fruit on the chopping block in #TheLab
05/26/2013

Some Dragon Fruit on the chopping block in #TheLab

***[New Post]*** DIY Liqueur: Apricot-flavored Brandy
05/23/2013
DIY Liqueur: Apricot-flavored Brandy

***[New Post]*** DIY Liqueur: Apricot-flavored Brandy

If we were to draw a line down the cocktail world to divide those who seem to appreciate apricot [flavored] brandy and those who don’t, that line would sit directly […]

A Saturday evening in #TheLab. Starting pineapple infused rum, tequila, & bourbon! May add some mint and/or black pepper...
05/19/2013

A Saturday evening in #TheLab. Starting pineapple infused rum, tequila, & bourbon! May add some mint and/or black peppercorn for a bit of a kick later.

***[New Post]*** DOTW: Apricot Belli-Not-So-Tini
05/13/2013
DOTW: Apricot Belli-Not-So-Tini

***[New Post]*** DOTW: Apricot Belli-Not-So-Tini

The Bellini is a classic brunch drink that has as of late fallen by the waist side in lieu of the rise of bottomless mimosa. It is a simple, a […]

***[New Post]*** So Simple: Mint Simple Syrup
05/09/2013
So Simple: Mint Simple Syrup

***[New Post]*** So Simple: Mint Simple Syrup

I could drag this out but I’m anxious to get to adding this to every cocktail that normally requires me to muddle mint. This is a great substitution that can […]

#HealthyDrinkingTips #DrinkMoreWater
05/06/2013

#HealthyDrinkingTips #DrinkMoreWater

*** [NEW POST]*** DOTW: Apricot [Mint] Julep
05/06/2013
DOTW: Apricot [Mint] Julep

*** [NEW POST]*** DOTW: Apricot [Mint] Julep

Every year in Kentucky, Big Hats and Bourbon are the official entourage to the beginning of the Triple Crown of Horse Racing, The Kentucky Derby. As I’m sure you know [...]

[NEW POST] Infusion of the Month (May): Apricot !!!
05/01/2013
IOTM (May): Apricot

[NEW POST] Infusion of the Month (May): Apricot !!!

Apricots are one of those fruits I just never came across as a youth. As a young adult who thought I knew everything on earth, I figured because I had [...]

[New Post] DOTW: Mango Margarita
04/29/2013
DOTW: Mango Margarita

[New Post] DOTW: Mango Margarita

The weather is lovely and I felt like taking a trip south of the border to enjoy some tequila. Then I remembered I have a job so I just made [...]

[NEW POST] DOTW: MuddleLess Mango-Mint Mojito
04/22/2013
DOTW: MuddleLess Mango-Mint Mojito

[NEW POST] DOTW: MuddleLess Mango-Mint Mojito

As a bartender I hated making mojitos. Especially when the weather broke and everyone and their mother became not only a mojito consumer, but a connoisseur and avid critic. The [...]

[NEW POST] DOTW: The Ghost of Mango Caipirinha
04/15/2013
DOTW: The Ghost of Mango Caipirinha

[NEW POST] DOTW: The Ghost of Mango Caipirinha

Spring has sprung and I found a bottle of Cachaça hidden in plain sight on my kitchen counter. Of course I could have just made a caipirinha, but that wouldn’t [...]

#HomeRepair #HandyMan
04/11/2013

#HomeRepair #HandyMan

This would def make for a better commute!
04/10/2013

This would def make for a better commute!

[NEW POST] DOTW: Mango-Lime Lemonade
04/08/2013
DOTW: Mango-Lime Lemonade

[NEW POST] DOTW: Mango-Lime Lemonade

I was honestly never a fan of gin until I had it in a Gin & Lemonade. Don’t know why, but this simple drink sent me into a frenzy that [...]

[NEW POST] So Simple: Ginger
04/04/2013
So Simple: Ginger

[NEW POST] So Simple: Ginger

Ginger has worked its way from not only a staple ingredient within the kitchen, but behind the bar. IT can be a subtle complex addition to add a bit of [...]

Apparently EVERYONE is ready for spring.
04/02/2013

Apparently EVERYONE is ready for spring.

[NEW POST] DOTW: Random Drug Test
04/01/2013
DOTW: Random Drug Test

[NEW POST] DOTW: Random Drug Test

One year for April Fools at work I filled a vodka bottle with gin. It was funny until I forgot which one I had filled. I knew I should have [...]

[New Post] Infusion of the Month: Mango-Lime
04/01/2013
Infusion of the Month: Mango-Lime

[New Post] Infusion of the Month: Mango-Lime

Spring time is finally upon us. The white lands have melted yielding bountiful fields of asphalt and cement. Breathe in the fresh air of spring in the city. While the [...]

#CheckMate
03/27/2013

#CheckMate

[New Post] DOTW: Cerdo Soleado
03/25/2013
DOTW: Cerdo Soleado

[New Post] DOTW: Cerdo Soleado

I don’t know if Mexico is as obsessed with bacon as America, but they should be. If they aren’t, maybe we should send them back some tequila infused with bacon. [...]

Spring Time In #TheDistrict. How fitting!
03/25/2013

Spring Time In #TheDistrict. How fitting!

#SoloCupCouture
03/21/2013

#SoloCupCouture

[New Post] DIY: AMARETTO
03/21/2013
DIY: AMARETTO

[New Post] DIY: AMARETTO

Fun fact: amaretto comes from the Italian term amaro, which means bitter. This fact is fun, because if you’ve ever had commercial amaretto, bitter is not a term that comes [...]

[New Post] DOTW: Apple Would, Bacon
03/19/2013
DOTW: Apple Would, Bacon

[New Post] DOTW: Apple Would, Bacon

Fact: I love apple juice; Hence my [pseudo] obsession with hard ciders. This also means I enjoy all sorts of ways to mix apple juice, or hard ciders, into cocktails. [...]

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day Everybody!
03/17/2013

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day Everybody!

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