Welcome back to Day 10 of our 12 Days of Infusions series!
Today we've got a delicious holiday-themed infusion from our good friend and cocktail expert, Mattias Hägglund. Mattias is co-founder of Heritage, an award-winning dining & cocktail spot located in the historic Fan district of Richmond, VA.
His Orange & Clove Infused Moonshine is an outstanding wintertime infusion that tastes as good as it looks (especially in his Pomander cocktail). Let's see how it's made:
Orange & Clove Infused Moonshine Recipe
What you'll need - 1 bottle Belle Isle Premium Moonshine - 1 whole orange - 40 whole cloves
Here's how to make it Quarter the orange and stick 10 cloves into the rind of each quarter. Place orange quarters into a large mason jar and pour in the bottle of Belle Isle Premium Moonshine. Seal the jar and store in a closed cabinet for 2 weeks to infuse. Once a day give the jar a quick shake to speed up the infusion process. After 2 weeks, strain the spirit through a fine mesh strainer and discard the orange quarters.
Pomander Cocktail Recipe
What you'll need - 1 1/2 oz Orange & Clove Infused Moonshine - 1 oz Cocchi Americano Rosa - 1/4 oz hum botanical liqueur - 1 egg white - 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice - 3/4 oz 1:1 simple syrup
Here's how to make it Add egg white to shaker, then follow with the remaining ingredients. Close shaker and dry shake for 7-8 seconds (without ice). Add ice, shake well and strain into chilled coupe glass.
"My goal for this cocktail was to take that wonderful, seasonal flavor profile and build it into a pretty crowd-pleasing drink."
- Mattias Hägglund
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