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Infused Alcohol
« on: October 06, 2020, 11:11:32 am »
I heard about this last night and wondered if anyone else has tried using your wax cappings  to infuse honey flavoring in alcohol?  I have heard of vodka and Jameson Whiskey being used.  I guess you just place the cappings in a container covered with the alcohol of your choice.  Let it set for 1-3 weeks (time line is a little fuzzy) then enjoy!  The beekeeper using Jameson was then going to take those wax cappings and make lip balm.  No waste there!
Have you heard of this?  If so, why haven't you shared??? :laugh:

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Re: Infused Alcohol
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 01:36:28 pm »
Never tried cappings, but have filled quart jars with cherries and poured, shall we say ""Kentucky spring water?"" over them.
It's really good.
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Re: Infused Alcohol
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 05:03:01 pm »



I'm game!  And the couple that own the liquor store, around the corner, want to buy some honey.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 06:09:12 pm »
Another thing to add to the list for next year...


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Re: Infused Alcohol
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 04:53:23 pm »
I guess that was honey wet cappings. Could you use straight honey unless you some body to your tody  :laugh:

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Re: Infused Alcohol
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 05:14:29 pm »
I guess that was honey wet cappings. Could you use straight honey unless you some body to your tody  :laugh:

No, I think it was drained cappings.  I used drained cappings.

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2020, 01:25:57 pm »
Last year I did vodka, rum, crown, jim beam, and some gifted moonshine as gifts. They all turned out wonderful! I used strained but not spun cappings, covered with alcohol of choice and let it sit in the dark for at least 2 weeks shaking daily. Filtered it and poured into thrifted crystal bottles and every recipient was well pleased. It gave the rum a carmelish flavor that was very pleasant. I don't like my whiskey sweet but it was good in the whiskeys too. The vodka was the most noticeable  flavor change and the lady who received it swore by having a drink of it after supper and at bedtime. My personal favorite was the moonshine, it tasted like honey and the very slight texture change turned it into the perfect way to sip away a nice evening in front of the fire.
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