“New Year’s Eve is like any other eve to me: I drink.” -Bukowski
On New Year’s I typically start off my night with a glass or two of champagne (or a French CBD5), and then graduate to a gin-based spirit like the Martini.
Fat-washing is similar to traditional infusions and involves flavoring alcohol with liquid fat; in this case, we’re using gin with a cannabis-infused olive oil. Regardless of whether you use herbs, spices, fruits, or fats as the main flavor-adding ingredient, alcohol extracts the flavors and terpenes. Both fat-soluble and water-soluble molecules get extracted and infused into the spirits.
I had leftover cannabis-infused extra virgin olive oil after making my easy infused olive oil cake, so I decided to infuse some green olives and fat-washed gin. These infused olives are always handy to have lying around the bar for garnishing savory cocktails and they also make beautiful last-minute gifts tucked into a glass jar with a ribbon around the top.
Cheffing it up in the kitchen truly relaxes me and is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long or stressful day.
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is in full swing, I thought I’d carve out some personal self-care time and decompress with a little baking (something I rarely do because I loathe precisely measuring and weighing my ingredients).
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