Making infused vodka had been on our summer to-do list for over a year and I’m not really sure why we dawdled for so long. (Maybe I’m just too impatient for a cocktail?) It was incredibly easy and well worth the wait.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Fill a large Mason jar with your berry of choice (other fruits and peppers will also work). Make sure it’s ripe and take off any part of the fruit you wouldn’t normally eat (pits, stems, etc.).
- Add vodka (or gin or clear rum or whatever else your heart desires). We used Tito’s vodka.
- Seal it and stick it in the fridge for a couple of weeks. We shook ours every few days to mix it.
- Give it a taste. If you like the intensity, strain it and store in the fridge.
We kept it simple and mixed our concoction with 7Up. The lemon-lime soda added sweetness to the infused vodka without overshadowing the strawberry flavor. Next up: Blackberry vodka? Jalapeno tequila? Cherry rum?