Do you have to refrigerate an infused alcohol?
I'm making some infused tequilas tonight that have fruit in them. If they are submerged in tequila does the alcohol need to be refrigerated? I am assuming that it does. I have been to bars where they have jugs infusing on the shelf but that might be for show and it would look great on our shelves in the dining room if we didnt have to.
usu those jugs are being used for the 'signature' or 'crafty' cocktails. but as there is turnover, refrigeration isn't much of an issue.
It depends on what it is. Something short-lived like a nasturtium infusion will go quicker at room temperature. Others, like Earl Grey, will last a while either way you store them. Bars can get away with it since their turnover is a lot quicker than at home. And the only way to determine the stability at either temperature is empirically -- either through your own experimentation or reading others' advice.