Now that we’ve all found ourselves staying safer at home, that gives us more time. Some people are using it to learn new languages while others are just trying to keep from going crazy when their children have questions about math. But, if you’re a spirit-lover, one of the best ways to pass the time is to try your hand at creating an infinity bottle that you’ll be able to share with your friends in better days ahead.
Infinity bottles aren’t new to the times of quarantine. They’ve been around since at least 2012, and the good news is it really doesn’t require much in the way of creating one. You only need an empty vessel, such as a bottle or decanter, and several bottles of whisky (or other spirits – Don’t mix them!) with remnants in them.
It’s a great idea considering plenty of people have bottles on their shelves with lonely bits at the bottom, saving them for a rainy day. The pandemic is the ultimate rainy day though. Plus, it’s better to put them to use and order new bottles to replace them with while preventing them from oxidizing and taking up space.
And what if you don’t have bottles on their way out? You still can (and should!) make an infinity bottle. Add in a few different options, creating your own exclusive house blend. Here’s how to get started!
Get Started with Your Infinity Bottle
A decanter is ideal for storing in the short-term. Over time though, it can leak the best flavors and aromas. Even with a stopper, your decanter will cause the creation within to dull. Using a glass bottle will be best to seal in the perfection you’re attempting to create within.
Keep Track of the Contents
Some say you should have a label on your infinity bottle that you update with your new additions. Others find a notebook nearby is best. Whichever method you choose, make sure you record what you’ve put in there. This will be especially useful if it turns out into something extraordinary so you’ll be able to recreate the flavours again.
Experiment with Spirits
While infinity bottles did begin as a bit of a whisky-enthusiast hobby, you don’t have to make your bottle with whisky. You can make one for any type of liquor. It’s best to think things through though and not just pour random odds and ends in there.
Find Your Style
With whisky, some have made infinity bottles out of a single style like scotch or rye. Others have tempted fate and merged them all together. The same goes for rums. There are flavored blends that have gone on to compose a unique tropically-tasting and potent treat. Whatever your style, think about what goes into it or you might not be happy with the result.
There will be an end to the pandemic, but you will likely find a lifelong love of making infinity bottles. Start now and see what you come up with. Then you’ll have even more to toast to once we start moving forward after the dust settles.