🍀St. Patrick’s Day🍀 is typically associated with pints of Guinness, shots of Baileys, and Leprechaun Costumes.
CRE8ion by Camille Hopper-Naud
But did you know that herbs and plants are also widely celebrated in Irish culture? Ingredients such as fresh rosemary and thyme are used in traditional herbal medicine and to flavour dishes like the Irish Stew. They are an important part of the Emerald Isle’s history.
To celebrate the best of both herbs and liquor I’ve come up with a Patrick’s-themed infusion using CRE8 Eco Vodka.
- 333mL bottle of CRE8 Eco Vodka
- 5g fresh marjoram (stems discarded)
- 5g bruised fresh rosemary (stems discarded)
- 5g fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons lavender
- ½ teaspoon anise seed (crushed)
Simply add herbs, lavender, and anise seed to a bottle of CRE8 Eco Vodka at 90%. Let it infuse overnight, strain, and fill to the 40% mark. The vivid emerald-green colour brings it all home – it looks so stunning and so Irish. I suggest using the infusion to make a variety of herbaceous cocktails including martinis and iced tea to enjoy on St Patrick’s Day.
Infusion Rating (out of 5): 4.5/5
Stay tuned for the next post, where I’ll share how I turned this infusion into a fabulous cocktail!