Learn to infuse your booze with a range of fresh, exciting ingredients that will enhance cocktails and make great gifts.
- Leah Wilcox is a chef, caterer and owner of Babycakes gourmet pancakes
- Taste a range of infusions before making your own with fruit, candy and spices
- Bring your own bottle (vodka or rum) and leave with an infusion-in-progress
An infusion of fresh flavor can kick any cocktail up a notch, and do wonders for the status of your home bar. Homemade infusions are cheaper and better than the store-bought stuff, and incredibly simple to make. In this intimate demo, whet your palate by tasting a variety of infusions, alone and mixed into cocktails, along with some light appetizers. Then, learn to create them yourself using fresh ingredients, candy and spices (possible recipes include fresh pineapple tequila, gummy worm vodka, peach bourbon, spicy jalapeno vodka and more). Bring a bottle of your own creation home in a decorative glass bottle, which will be ready to pour in under a week.
Leah Wilcox has a lifelong passion for cooking and entertaining. She is best known around Chicago by her red roving food truck, Babycakes, from which she doles out delicious gourmet pancakes by the stack. When not flipping pancakes, she loves mixing cocktails, baking and grilling, and sharing her culinary insights on her popular food blog. Recent posts include her adventures infusing vodka with skittles, spicy olives and candy corn (not at the same time).
Please bring a 750ml bottle of vodka or rum to make your own infusion. Ingredients for infusions and a decorative glass bottle are included.
Meet the Host
Leah Wilcox is a chef and owner of Babycakes gourmet pancake truck and catering company. When not driving her famous pancakes around Chicago, she is driven by two passions: cooking and entertaining. She chronicles her original recipes, killer parties and culinary adventures on her popular food...More about this host
Beth KirshenbergWhat a fun class. Leah was well prepared for us and had so many ideas. This is a great class for individuals, couples, friends or groups. You walk away with knowledge and great infused liquor to use for yourself or give as gifts.
Moises RodriguezI recently attend the liquor infusion class hosted by Leah Wilcox. I was extactic at the end result of some of my infusions. Let's not forget to mention the various flavors that where on hand for tasting. I also enjoyed the food that was available for consumption during the class.(It ended up being my dinner!) The knowledge recieved from this class is priceless, totally worth every penny spent. Already told my friends to look into taking this class.
Diane Carlson NothnagelThis is a great class-Leah exceeded all expectations-she's a terrific teacher and a wonderful host-this would be a perfect event for a bridal shower, corporate outing, girls night out or date night-everyone had a terrific time, and we appreciate all the work that Leah and her team put into this.. Wonderful hors d'oeurves. Can't wait to see how my infusions turn out. Thank you for a perfect evening!