Orange Infused Scotch Whisky

I recently found myself faced with half a crate of clementines that were ripe to be consumed and a beckoning bottle of Highland Harvest Organic Scotch Whisky.  What to do but throw together an infusion to warm those cold winter nights ahead.

Slice a bunch of clementine (or any other) oranges and fill your mason jars about 2/3 full of fruit.  I made three batches, one with oranges and whole cloves (about 6 cloves); one with oranges and two cinnamon sticks; and one with oranges, about 4 cloves and one cinnamon stick.  Seal your jars and let them steep in a cool dark spot for several days.  Invert the bottles daily to move the liquid around the fruit, and start tasting after a few days.  I let these infuse for about a week and a half, and they were spicy and orange-scented when complete.

Once fully steeped, strain your infusion through a fine metal strainer lined with a couple layers of cheesecloth, and store in clean mason jars.  I plan to give these as Christmas presents to my dad and brother.  Hopefully, they’ll want to perform a taste taste with me on Christmas Eve!

Check out this recipe, as well as lots of other delicious organic cocktail ideas at PouredPure.com.

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