One of my favorite discoveries over the past year (yeah, I was late to the party) has been the ability to make Mason Jar salads. Pop in some dressing, layer salad and veggies overtop, and then shake and eat. It’s wonderful.
Infuse is a cookbook of sorts, which features some really simple and straightforward recipes to make different oils, alcoholic beverages, and water – all within a Mason Jar. I have tried my hand at a couple (Spiced Cucumber Gin and Overnight Limoncello), and managed to not screw them up! There are also some great, healthy infused water recipes that are perfect for runners looking to shake up their hydration on occasion. There are more than 50 recipes to try.
A perfect complement to Infuse is the Mason Tap – a stainless steel pour spout that attaches to any regular-mouth Mason jar. Just screw it on and pour out in a single stream without worrying about spilling half your drink all over the table in the process. It’s a “how come I didn’t think of that” product that really made the Mason Jar experiments even better (and cleaner).
The last product I tried was the Carry On Cocktail Kit. This comes kit is about the size of a male wallet, and comes in four different styles:
- Old Fashioned
- Gin and Tonic
- Moscow Mule
- Champagne Cocktail
Inside each kit is everything (sans booze) that you would need make two cocktails. Some may say that this is ideal for air travel, but I would argue that this is the perfect product to have in your running bag. Race is cold and rainy? Pull out the kit for an Old Fashioned to warm up. Dominate with a PR? Celebrate with a Champagne Cocktail. The possibilities are endless and it takes up little to no room in your running bag (just make sure you stop by the store to pick up some mini bottles to go with)to accompany.
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