There are no shortage of gatherings and festivities this time of the year, but if you re like us, we hate showing up empty-handed. A bottle of wine is always nice, but there is another really unique idea for a hostess gift. Chief mixologist Mi-Suk Ahn from Boka Restaurant and Bar shows how to make an infusion involving spirits.

Infusion instructions for Huckleberry Gin:

  • Put approx. 1 cup of huckleberries (fresh or frozen) into the jar
  • Fill the jar with gin
  • Close the jar and give it a light shake
  • Store in a cool, dark area
  • Check on it every 2 days: give it a few light shakes to move the berries around and loosen sediment, then open and taste
  • If you would like more huckleberry flavor to come through, close the jar and let it sit longer, tasting again every 1-2 days (no longer than 10 days total) if you still desire more huckleberry flavor, strain the berries out and replace with new ones
  • Once you reach the desired flavor, give it a shake to loosen sediment from the bottom, then filter the mixture through a coffee filter, cheese cloth or strainer depending on the desired clarity of the final product
  • Store the infusion in an air tight container

Recipe for Mi-Suk s Huckleberry Finn holiday cocktail:

Huckleberry Finn

  • 2 oz huckleberry infused gin
  • 1/2 oz campari
  • 1/4 oz orange juice
  • 4 leaves of basil- lightly muddled
  • Shake + strain into martini glass
  • Garnish with orange peel

If you want to get an in-person lesson from Mi Suk, she ll be teaching a class on December 10th at 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at Hotel 1000.

Festivities will launch with a Holiday Tree Trimming Party & Ugly Holiday Sweater Swap on Tuesday, November 27th from 4 6 pm.

For more information on upcoming events, click HERE.

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