Episode 199 – Infuse Your Booze with Andrew Hellman

After following the directions on your Love Shack cocktail pack and infusing your rum for 5-6 hours, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously, and dump without straining into a large rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple frond, and enjoy on the porch before or after dinner with good company.

A couple details here:

The chocolate blend ingredients from the 1 part company include Vanilla Rooibos, Cacao Shells, and Marigold petals, so this is a chocolate infusion, but it is not merely a chocolate infusion – and you’ll understand why when you listen to our tasting during this interview of 2 infused spirits created using their products.

Also, you’ll notice that no one here is assuming you have access to crushed ice, with the drink designed to be shaken and dumped. The higher dilution here – accompanying that maneuver – accounts for the greater level of sugar with both pineapple juice and simple syrup, so if you suspect that it might come out a little sweet for your personal palate, simply dial back one of both of these ingredients, and you’ll be sipping pretty in the sun.


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