As you may be aware, water is good for make tea and vodka can be easy flavored.
That’s because water, a polar molecule, can dilute pretty well other polar molecules, such as “flavor”.
Ethanol, a.k.a booze, is a large molecule and has a polar and a non-polar end.
“Aroma” is also non-polar. Hence, you can preserve the taste and the aroma of something by making an infusion(in alcohol).
You can strength your infusion by making a “tea” to get more flavor. By adding a syrup(tea + sugar) in a infusion you get a liqueur, but a lot of bitter’s recipes also requires making a tea with the infusion-stuff.
Remembering my Golden Falernum experiece:
- Infuse ginger, lime peel, clove and allspice in aged Rum;
- Add a simple syrup(2:1) to your infusion.
There you have it!
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