i made a nice infusion with Dripping Springs vodka (nothings worse than cheap vodka flavor!), with damiana and lotus infused in it. It was a very nice and relaxing infusion and the damiana botanical flavor tamed the bitterness of the lotus nicely. I put about an ounce of lotus (alba+blue), with an ounce of damiana. If i could change one thing i would use leaf damiana instead of powdered from capsules. I used the powder from the caps in an effort to increase surface area of contact with solvent thereby enhancing the extraction. Unfortunately without my trusty vacuum filtration setup at home, filtering the herbs out at the end of the steeping process proved quite messy and difficult and I was left with a layer of muck and the bottom of the bottle and I would have liked a clearer end product. Alas, I will definitely try this one again but maybe just stick to leaves to save me work on the back-end of the process.
After filtration I topped off the bottle with some spring water with sugar dissolved in it to add just a touch of sweet to the botanical flavor and it turned out to be very tasty.
My favorite mix with this was just about 2-3 oz with some lemonade over ice.... NICE
Note: Ive never tried this with kratom ( i don't really have experience with that plant) but alcohol seems to lend to the character i don't like in opioids (sleepiness) and distracts from the part that I do like (lucidity, fantasy). Overall i steer clear of the opioids unless needed for analgesia.