Black Jelly Bean infused vodka presented by Twenty 2 High Proof Spirit

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Step 1 – Infuse:

  • In a non-reactive container, like a glass mason jar, or infusion jar, combine:
  • 16 to 20 black jelly beans with 14 fl oz of Twenty2 High Proof Spirit.
  • Allow to sit for 24 to 72 hours at room temperature to infuse.  Shaking occasionally is recommended, but not required.
  • Strain black jelly beans from infused spirit using a fine mesh strainer.
  • Collect the infused spirit in a fresh non-reactive container.  Sealed tightly, your infused spirit should keep for 1- 2 months.

Step 2 – Dilute into Black Jelly Bean Infused Vodka

  • Combine 12 fl oz of black jelly bean infused spirit with
  • 13 fl oz of simple syrup

Noteworthy Notes

  • I didn’t shake my infusion when I was experimenting with recipes, and the result was a very distinct layer where the High Proof Spirit did not reach.  Up until now I really didn’t think shaking was absolutly necessary, however this infusion proofs that flavor potential can be lost if not shaken at least once while infusing.
  • I decided to dilute with only simple syrup (vs simple syrup + filtered water).  I choose this path because we are infusing candy, and candy is suppose to be sweet.  Substitute water for some of the simple syrup if you are looking for more of a traditional vodka.  Or, perhaps you don’t require any extra sweet for yours…only way to find out is to make some. ;-)
  • This recipe would likely work for any flavor of jelly bean…

Suggested Uses

  • A “true local” & fresh substitute for sambuca or anisette flavored liqueurs.
  • Sip neat or on the rocks mixed with club soda.
  • Black Magic Martini: equal parts infused vodka & Chambord, shaken over ice and served up.
  • Le Deuce Deuce Cocktail: Tsp Raspberry puree, 1 part infused vodka, top off with extra dry Champagne.

Check out some pictures of my Black Jelly Bean infusion on Flickr:


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