What is an infusion? An infusion is the process of extracting flavours from fruits and plants in solvents such as water, oil or alcohol, by allowing the ingredients used to remain suspended in the solvent for a period of time. This is known as steeping. The resulting liquid is also known as an infusion. The best known infusion is a simple cup of tea.
The process of infusion is different from decoction—a method of extraction by placing the botanicals in boiling water and leaving for a number of hours, or percolation, in which boiling water is passed through the botanicals such as a coffee maker.
The amount of time the herbs or botanicals are left in the liquid depends upon to what purpose the infusion is being prepared. Infusion times can vary from a few seconds as in some Chinese teas to days and months in the case of some liqueurs.
Infused V.I.P. Jiu 8
Chop up some mixed fruit you wish to use i.e. oranges, strawberry’s or anything else to your liking. Add them to your jar, the size of which is up to you. Cover the chopped fruit with V.I.P Jiu 8, the alcohol will preserve the fruit. Store in a cupboard for between 3-7 days, tasting daily until required strength of flavour is to your liking.
Strain into bottle and keep refrigerated will last anywhere up to three years. Ideal for adding to cocktails or mixer drinks.