In High Spirits Infusions: Craft Lake City Craft Food
Food: Interviews & Features
In High Spirits Infusions is a Salt Lake City–based company where Owner Claire Sessler prides herself on making unique spirit-infusion kits. These kits allow customers to infuse their alcohol of choice with natural flavors, creating a singular tasting experience. Over the course of a few days, the dried ingredients release their flavors and transform spirits into something new, complex and flavorful.
The inspiration for these infusing kits? Helping customers experience something delicious and easy. “After spending a lot of time learning how to combine flavors in the kitchen, I started to experiment with cocktails and infused spirits,” Sessler says. These early kitchen experiments helped her create the flavors available through In High Spirits today.
The unique flavors that Sessler and her customers bring together in the finished cocktail make In High Spirits products something special. “Each kit has many stories that went into it, and hopefully many stories that will come out of it,” Sessler says. It’s this union of her stories and ideas with those of her customers that creates not just delicious drinks, but special experiences and lasting bonds in communities.
Though In High Spirits is still a young company, Sessler has big plans to make it an even greater part of the community. Her motivation and love of learning inspires her to create new things and enable her customers to harness the DIY spirit that she brings to the table. “I personally find the DIY spirit infectious, which is one reason Craft Lake City’s DIY Fest is so great to be a part of,” she says. Sessler’s love of creating and helping others create is an integral part of her mission of community building.
For today, In High Spirits infusion kits can be purchased online to make your next cocktail something really special. In the future, Sessler hopes they will become a greater part of the local food scene and available in specialty shops throughout the valley.
Visit In High Spirits Infusion’s website for more information. –Corinne Bauer