December 4, 2021

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Learn to make delicious infused spirits using herbs and spices gathered from the garden or from a local supplier. We will create flavored libations that are spicy, tangy, or flowery using aromatic ingredients you can grow in Nebraska like apple, mint, jalapeno, and lavender. These flavored spirits can be used to make magical cocktails for gifts, parties or gatherings of all sorts. Bob Henrickson with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum has been making infused spirits for years and loves sharing his knowledge about plants and spirits with others. After this workshop, you will have a not only a tasty, but a well-known, way to extract a plants aromatic properties and a new appreciation for what simple ingredients can become.

Space is limited to the first 26 registrants. There will be waiting list for additional workshops on this topic.

All registrants must be over the age of 21 and come prepared to show ID .

The workshop includes:

-Information about the health benefits of using botanicals

-Recipes for making infused spirits

-Creating infusions to take home

This workshop is planned to feature bourbon and vodka as the base ingredients. to register

Program Cost: $25 per person, registration fee includes all workshop supplies

If you are interested in this workshop as a private group or corporate event, please contact Raising Nebraska directly at 308-385-3967 or

To learn more about the Nebraska Statewide arboretum, please visit:

This workshop series is a “Beyond the Walls” initiative of Raising Nebraska. Raising Nebraska is a joint effort of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resource and Extension at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and the Nebraska State Fair. The 25,000 square foot exhibit is designed to help visitors better understand and appreciate the advancements, impacts, and global leadership of Nebraska agriculture. The exhibit is available year-round and staffed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Nebraska 4-H Foundation, and volunteers.