Lemongrass-Ginger Infused Tequila

Lemongrass-Ginger Infused Tequila

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Prep: 336 hrs 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Infuse: 336 hrs
Total: 672 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 25 servings
Yield: 750 milliliters
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
57 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 25
Amount per serving
Calories 57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 45mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Lemongrass and ginger are an excellent flavor addition to the earthy flavors of tequila. This infusion is a great way to obtain a Tequini with a twist, but it is slightly limited because tequila is often mixed with fruit flavors. You can make an interesting Paloma if you skip the lime juice and an intriguing Peach Margarita when substituting the overly sweet peach schnapps with fresh peach puree. The lemongrass-ginger infusion takes a little longer than other infusions because the flavors are so mild, but it's definitely worth the wait.

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass

  • 1 large piece fresh ginger

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle blanco tequila

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Peel the outer leaves from the lemongrass stalks, cut off the ends, and chop the remaining grass into thin rounds.

  3. Place the lemongrass and whole ginger in the bottom of a clean quart-sized jar with a tight sealing lid.

  4. Pour the tequila over the herbs and shake a few times.

  5. Seal the lid tight and store the jar in a cool, dark place for about 2 weeks. Test the flavor of the​ infusion every day, beginning on the fifth day.

  6. Once the flavor is to taste, strain the lemongrass and ginger from the tequila.

  7. Wash the jar and return the flavored tequila to it. Store as you would any other tequila.

  8. Use the infused tequila in cocktails, and enjoy.