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Make Your Own Absinthe

The higher the proof, the more chlorophyll is released from the green herbs found in Absinthe vial #2. Lower proof spirits release the brown toned herbs found in Absinthe vial #1 faster.

While your Absinthe Infusion may appear more green at higher alcohol proofs, we prefer the flavor of the Absinthe Infusion at a proof around 170 or lower.

If you are in a state that does not offer Everclear 190, have no fear… Here are some alternative spirits that will taste just as good and produce the same Louching affect:

Everclear 190 – Preferred for versatility

Other Good Options:

Everclear 151

Gem Clear

Polmos Spirytus

Balkan Vodka


Old Fashioned Cocktail Alcohol Infusion

Bootleg Botanicals Old Fashioned spices were designed to enjoy neat or over ice. For the most enjoyable sipping we suggest sticking with a spirit in the 80 proof range or below. If you do choose a higher proof spirit to play with, consider cutting the ABV with water prior to infusing. Here is a handy calculator to help you find just the right measurements.

Some of our favorite spirits to enjoy with the Old Fashioned Cocktail alcohol infusion spices are:

St. Remy VSOP Brandy

Old Overholt Rye

Bulleit Rye Whiskey

Jim Beam Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Rebel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bootleg Botanicals™ Cinnamon Alcohol Infusion Spices

We originally crafted the Bootleg Botanicals Some Like it Hot Cinnamon alcohol infusion spices to be enjoyed in a bottle of Bourbon but after countless experiments, our go to for this alcohol infusion blend is blanco Tequilla. Don’t get us wrong Some Like it Hot does make a killer Cinnamon Whiskey but there is something special about a sippable Tequilla nightcap.

We love the Some Like it Hot Cinnamon Alcohol Infusion Spices in:

El Padrino Blanco Tequila

El Jimador Blanco

Buffalo Trace

Old Forester Bourbon 86

Ellington Reserve 8 year Canadian Whisky

Quick tip: The Some Like It Hot Spices were crafted on the dry side to allow the sugar content to be adjusted to taste. If you are a fan of other Cinnamon Whiskey brands, try adding 1 TSP of sugar to this infusion to up the sweetness.

Bootleg Botanicals™ Botanical Gin Making Spices


Bootleg Botanicals™ Citrus Gin Alcohol Infusion Spices

Bootleg Botanicals Botanical & Citrus alcohol infusion spices are the most versitle alcohol infusion spices in the line up. They also make twice the amount of the other alcohol infusion blends we offer. As a bonus, compound Gin is crafted using a neutral spirit, the infusion options are vast.

Our newest favorite spirit to infuse a batch of handcrafted Gin is White Rum but Vodka is also a great option if you prefer a more traditional style Gin.

These are a few of the spirits we enjoy infusing into a bottle of Gin:

Bacardi Superior

Cruzan Aged Light Rum

Don Q Cristal Rum

Platinum Vodka

New Amsterdam Vodka