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Infused Holiday Spirit


Get your stash of host and hostess gifts ready, because the holiday season is here. 267 Infusions ($26.99 750 ml/Goody Goody, 3316 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-252-0801) has a selection of infused vodkas, tequilas, and rums that not only look gorgeous in the bottle but also taste fantastic. The characteristics of each infusion are distinct, but not overwhelming. Flavors include lemon vodka, cranberry vodka, pineapple rum, mango rum, chili pepper tequila, and orange tequila. The cranberry vodka is versatile and a suitable match for your holiday feast. The options are endless: splash a bit in your Prosecco and cranberry juice (include one or two cranberries from the bottle) or try it with tropical juices and a dash of soda. The orange tequila is heavenly when paired with apple juice. You’ll never question whether you like tequila again. They’ll flip for the infusions, but it’s never a bad idea to take a six-pack that your hostess will enjoy when the party’s over. Joseph Schmidt truffles ($16/Neiman Marcus NorthPark. 214-363-8311) are your guarantee for an invitation to next year’s soiree. We love the variety of the holiday six-pack with such flavors as dark peppermint, tiramisu, and egg nog. Hint: buy two. You’ll want to keep one for yourself. —Julie Blacklidge