Virginia ABC > Products > Discovery > Garnish Journey

Garnish Journey

Infusion Celebration Kits

Infusion Celebration Kits

Infusing spirits is a great and easy way to introduce flavor combinations to your cocktail. When it comes to party and celebration planning, creating infusion jars are perfect party favors for guests. While we have four curated kits for you to try, this guide will also give you the fundamental steps to create your own infusion kits.
Five Spice Infusion Kit

Five Spice Espresso Infusion

Combining the flavors of five different spices to make a flavorful infused vodka. Perfect for espresso martinis.
Chipotle Citrus Infusion Kit

Chipotle Citrus Infusion

Bringing together the spiciness of chipotle pepper and the savoriness of bacon bits with a hint of lemon. Enjoy with your favorite bloody mary mix!
Pomegranate Sunrise Infusion Kit

Pomegranate Sunrise Infusion

The citrus flavors of the orange and lime compliment the sourness of the pomegranate seeds. Enjoy neat or serve on the rocks, layering orange juice on top for a Tequila Sunrise.
Raspberry Refresher Infusion Kit

Raspberry Refresher Infusion

The sourness of the raspberries, lemon, and orange are sweetened by the sugar cubes and cognac. Enjoy neat or serve on the rocks or add to your favorite French Twist Recipe.
Jar Infusion Kits - Brunch Cocktails

Methods of Drying Fruit

With an Oven

Slice your fruit and spread them out on a pan with a bit of space between each other. Preheat oven to 200° F. Any temperature higher will cook the fruit rather than dry them. Once the fruit is put into the oven trays, the drying process will take four to eight hours. Check the fruit periodically to check the drying process, you will know the fruit are finished once they have a slightly shriveled, chewy texture.

With a Dehydrator

Prepare fruit in single layers on the dehydrator's trays and place them into the dehydrator. Select the fruit setting if there is one available OR set the temperature to 145° F. This process will take six to eighteen hours depending on the size of the fruit.

Pre-made Options

Pre-made dried fruit cocktail kits are sold by many online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores. Dried fruit can also be bought individually, which you can use to make your own cocktail jars!

Infusing jars in Infusion Celebration Kits

Infusing Your Spirits

Infusion takes a bit of time and patience before enjoying the results. It is recommended to pour your spirits into the jar at least 24 hours before you serve the infusion. This will allow the oils of the ingredient to mix with your spirit of choice. Once the kit is ready, strain the spirit out of the jar.
Ice Cubes infused with a various assortment of flowers

Continue the Garnish Journey

Garnishes serve more than a decorative purpose in cocktails. They also add aroma and subtle flavors. Join us year-round in the garnish journey!

A list of in-season fruits and vegetables is provided by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Spirited Virginia Q2 logo


Spirited Virginia is your guide to new products, creative cocktails, in-store tastings, promotions and what's hot in the world of spirits and entertaining (21 or older).

Social Media

Follow Spirited Virginia on Facebook.

Quarterly Magazine

Spirited Virginia Magazine cover 

Read it online or pick up a free copy at your local Virginia ABC store. View all issues.


Sign up for the Spirited Virginia e-newsletter to stay informed about the latest news about products.

Sip Responsibly

Virginia ABC empowers its customers to make mindful choices about alcohol. Browse our Sip Responsibly section for information and resources to keep Virginians safe and healthy.