TLDR: it's when you use any type of plant material to flavor liquid (tea and coffee are the most famous examples)
Cocktail infusions involve steeping herbs, spices, florals, botanicals, and teas in a spirit or a liqueur to extract their flavors and create a gourmet cocktail base. The process of infusion is used to enhance the flavor profile of the base spirit, adding depth and complexity to the cocktail. Once the infusion is complete, the infused spirit can be used to create a variety of simple cocktails with loads of gourmet flavor, making exotic mixers and fussy recipes a thing of the past - empowering anyone to make truly fantastic, bar-quality drinks in less time, for less money, and with zero training.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
TLDR: steep 1pt packet + 375ml of spirits in a container for a few hours
It's very easy. 1) Combine 1pt infusion blend with a standard full-proof spirit at a ratio of 1-packet | 375ml and allow to steep for a few hours as directed, strain, and reserve the infused spirit for your cocktails (one packet makes enough infused spirit for 6-9 drinks). 2) Mix your cocktail with the infused spirit following any of our simple 3-part recipes - no funky mixers and no complicated recipes. 3) Enjoy. Learn more About Infusing Spirits with 1pt.
CAN 1PT INFUSIONS BE USED FOR MOCKTAILS?
While our infusions are principally designed to rapidly and naturally flavor small batches of alcohol, it is entirely possible to infuse cold, fresh, filtered water or similar no/lo-alcohol liquid with 1pt infusion blends instead. Just make your substitution/s and otherwise follow the directions and recipes as written. Results may vary and should be trialed before serving.
WHAT ARE 1PT INFUSIONS MADE FROM?
TLDR: Only natural ingredients
1pt Infusions are made from the highest quality natural, dried herbs, spices, florals, botanicals, and teas; they're blended at FDA-approved facilities in the USA; they contain absolutely no sugar, gluten, dairy, nuts, additives or preservatives of any kind. Learn more about 1pt Infusion Blends.
ARE THEY ORGANIC?
TLDR: Often, but we don't overstate it
While individual ingredients in a given 1pt Infusion Blend may well be organic, we can only ever certify the entire blend. Due to frequent fluctuations in weather and climate these days, and the impact that can have on ingredient sourcing, we prefer to use the term "All-Natural" which is always true.
DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT COCKTAILS TO USE 1PT?
TLDR: Hard no.
Our products are used widely by craft bar professionals across the US, but they are intended for home consumers and restaurant/bar/catering staff who have little or no training as cocktail professionals. You will never need to "become your own mixologist" since we assume you have better things to do. 1pt is the cheat code for delicious cocktails that anyone can make with ease.
WHERE ARE 1PT PRODUCTS MADE?
TLDR: USA (most) & China (a few) & Lithuania (one)
First off, ALL of our infusions blends are made entirely on the East Coast of the United States. We use ~60 different ingredients that we source from all over the world. They are assembled, processed, and blended per our specifications in an FDA-regulated facility in Massachusetts and then co-packed (sealed) in an FDA-regulated facility in Pennsylvania. As required by law, we have each infusion blend batch-tested at an independent 3rd-party lab also in Massachusetts and certified to be free from FDA-prohibited contaminants. All of our packaging is made in South Carolina. Our Bar Bottles are also produced at several facilities within the USA. We import our Infusion Bottles and most of our Bar Tools from China. Our Neat Bar Rags are woven in Lithuania because they have a centuries-old tradition of harvesting and working with linen.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
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