How To Tuesday : How to Infuse Vodka
Buy booze, add berries, herbs or whatever the heck you want, seal and put in the fridge – wait two weeks and boom, flavored vodka. Or whiskey, or whatever boozey booze boozanite you can come up with. I love doing this at home! I went to the store to stock up on supplies for this and did a little price comparison – a quick fifth of flavored vodka was going for $25! Are you kidding me? Artificial flavors crammed into a bad bottle of vodka to begin with? Pass. So I grabbed an equally shoddy bottle of vodka, a cucumber, and a white peach just for good measure, and it added up to a whopping $10 dollars. That’s two flavored vodkas for less than half the price of one. AND it actually tastes like, ya know, something real. Learning how to infuse vodka couldn’t be easier. And why lie, if you heard from your friends that they were infusing their own vodka, you’d be pretty impressed too. No one really needs to know how easy it is.
It’s like Cocktail with Tom Cruise – but less flipping cocktails and neon print clothing.
To change things up a bit – I sliced up a white peach just for fun. You know me and my rebel tendencies.
Whatever fruit or vegg or herb you use, wash it first. For the cucumber and like items with a thick skin I removed them with a regular ol’ vegetable peeler and discarded them. The cucumber and peach were each sliced into ⅛ – ¼ inch slices and tossed into their respective mason jars. For the cucumber vodka I went with a 16 ounce wide mouth mason jar, and lid. For the white peach, I sourced two of my 8 ounce canning jars with their corresponding lids.
So into the jars they went.
Remember when I said I used some cheap vodka? Yup, but whatever you have on hand works – the final results is what matters.
Next, you just seal tightly and toss into your fridge for a couple of weeks. When it dawns on your while you’re sneaking your latest cube of cheese from the fridge at midnight, give the jars a gentle shake to keep it all mixed up a bit.
Tomorrow I’ll have a perfect and refreshing drink to add your newly infused vodka too. I can’t get enough.
You won’t be able to either. So let your imagination run wild – raspberries, blueberries, cucumbers or thyme.
And if you’re super daring, try whisky and cinnamon. See, rebels all of us!
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