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Infused liquor ideas -baseball themed?

Getting hitched and thought about having an infused liquor or two for welcome gifts. We have a rustic, baseball theme for the wedding... I can see making some sort of a carmel-peanut whiskey blend, but I would like a more savory drink as well. I would also like to have one vodka based and one whiskey based. Any suggestions? Just to be clear... looking for infused liquors, not cocktails. TIA

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  1. Perhaps infusing something from the city your favorite team is from that the city is known for?

    When I think of baseball in general,it's hot dogs, peanuts, cracker jack, tobacco and stanozolol. you've already got the cracker jack and I don't think the others would taste particularly good.

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    1. re: wattacetti

      I hadn't thought of cities as themes! We like different teams so that might help - thanks!

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      1. Got it - not down with the concept - moving on...

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        1. re: corneygirl

          Hey, not so fast, lady! What do you think of this toasted nut liqueur? One of my friends posted it the other day.
          http://www.npr.org/2014/01/08/2607280...

          And, more important--CONGRATULATIONS! Happy planning.

          1. re: kattyeyes

            That looks Awesome! I might have to make the hibiscus for myself to...

            And thanks!

        2. Along the lines of the crackerjack infusion, how about popcorn. Whisky? Not sure it lends to infusion very well

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          1. re: BiscuitBoy

            I think Crackerjacks would taste pretty good with a mild bourbon. (Larceny, maybe?) Not sure it would be the easiest thing in the world to filter, though. It seems to me that clarity is relatively important in this particular case -- you probably don't want to give your wedding guests a shady looking bottle of cloudy stuff. (Right?)

            I wonder if bentonite, polyclar, or some other clarification agent used in brewing might help? I've never tried them in infused liquors but the same principles should apply.

            1. re: davis_sq_pro

              I like the crackerjack idea with bourbon - and maybe just stick with a toasted nut infusion with a little sweetness. I'll look into those clarification aids as well. I think popcorn could be really good too - I wonder if the toasty flavor would have a better chance of Thanks!

          2. How about one thats a nod to the sausage/peppers/onions you get outside the ballpark? You could make a bacon/ancho chili/pepper infused vodka. Would make a great Bloody Mary

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            1. re: foodieX2

              I like that idea - or maybe a dill and mustard one in a nod to the condiments on hot dogs. It would still work for bloody mary

              1. re: corneygirl

                Just by the way, we sampled some infused tequilas on Friday: piquin (crazy hot, hiccup-inducing good, probably not best for wedding favors, but fun to try on your own), arbol...and one really crazy one--chapulines and jalapenos. YES, grasshoppers. I'm glad I didn't know what it was before we shot it. HA HA HA!

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  Those sound good (although I'm not sure about the grasshoppers, but I'd try it once)! I infused tequila with a dried cayenne pepper or two, but I left the pepper in for too long - on its own tasted like a drunk tabasco. It made good spicy margaritas though

                  1. re: corneygirl

                    HA HA, drunk tabasco! Spicy margaritas rule!