- 2 cups vodka
- 1 large tablespoon raw honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Candied Ginger
After letting the honey and spices infuse for five days, I strained the vodka and was left with a creamy, flavorful vodka that tasted like Christmas and home. The cloves, allspice, and cinnamon are mainstays of mulling and pies, and the ginger adds a sweet and clean layer to the rich honey. Mixing one part of this with one part Irish whiskey makes a delicious and cheaper stand-in for a Rusty Nail in a pinch.
The one change I would make when making this in the future is to use real honeycomb instead of raw honey; while flavorful, most of the honey flavor is from actual honey suspended in the vodka. This makes the infusion almost too sweet. Using true honeycomb should lend a more subtle and complex honey flavor to the vodka. Note that honeycomb will most likely take longer than five days to fully infuse.
If you make any of the cocktails or infusions mentioned in this blog, or if there’s anything else that you’d like me to know about, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.