Fruit Infused Liquor for Summer Cocktails

Whenever I even see the word ‘cocktail’ I immediately want to go put on a flouncy outfit, swipe some bright red lipstick over my lips and slip my feet into stiletto heels.

fruit infused liquor in jars

There is just something about that word that makes you feel like you should be in an episode of ‘Mad Men’, don’t you think?

Or maybe flinging bottles behind the bar with Tom Cruise. 😉

But, just because my feet are more likely to be in flip-flops than stilettos and being stuck behind a bar with Tom Cruise would probably mean I’d have to be up past 9 pm doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a little bit of fancy being added to my everyday!

How to make fruit infused liquor

One of my most favorite things to do in the summertime is to sit out on the deck with my husband after the kids are in bed. Those warm evenings when it seems to stay light forever are sacred moments. We get totally uninterrupted time to catch up on life, our plans for the future and the kids’ crazy antics. We laugh, we cry, (ok, it’s mostly me crying but sometimes a girl just has to get it out of her system right?) and we just get to reconnect.

I’ll take him over Tom Cruise any day!

And my husband makes us yummy cocktails to sip on while we watch the sun fade and the beautiful colors of sunset light the sky.

making fruit infused liquor

I thought it would be fun this year to try my hand at enhancing our cocktail experience.

pear infused gin

 How to Make Fruit Infused Liquor

Determine which fruit and liquor combination  you would prefer.

I chose Pear & Gin, Watermelon & Vodka, Peach & Bourbon

Slice fruit and place in mason jars. Pour in liquor and give it a few shakes.

Store in a cool, dark room for 3-5 days.

fruit infused liquor in jars

 Pour the liquid out over a strainer into a measuring cup with a spout.

straining off liquor

 Then pour into a bottle, attach a label and you’re ready to start enjoying those cocktails!

Peach infused liquor

I’m so thrilled to be joining an incredible line-up of bloggers this week as we celebrate all of our favorite elements of Summer!

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I hope you will pay them a visit for loads of ideas and inspiration!






Thanks so much for meeting us here at the Fence today! 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, my favorite guy (no not Tom Cruise!) is waiting for me on the deck

with a cocktail that has my name on it. 😉

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  1. says

    Peach bourbon? Yes, please!! Thanks for such a great idea. I think I am going to throw some fruit in vodka give it a whirl. We are expecting a glorious weekend and something different for 5pm on the patio would be great.

  2. says

    Ah, Vanessa, I think your husband and mine would get along quite well. Our favorite thing is to sit on the front porch with a cocktail (although, of course, we’re out there BEFORE our kids go to bed–at 23, 21, and 17, our kids are up way after us!). My hubby makes the best Old Fashioned I’ve ever tasted, I must say–wish you could come over and sip one with us!

    Thanks for the idea to make fruit-infused liquors. I’ll have to try this; they sound so fresh and summery!
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  3. says

    Oh my yummy goodness! I am right there with these delicious combos!!! I will certainly try these for summer. How fun!!! I just kept saying, “Oh MY Gosh!!!… Oh, MY Gosh!!! If it wasn’t 2:00 pm I’d go for one right now… watermelon please!
    I could just take a big bite or sip right out of your pictures!!!

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