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.
Fill each jar about half way with berries, fruit, or veggies and then pour then fill the remaining jar with vodka.
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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So fun! I bet the peach infused vodka tasted awesome!
Love doing this!! Try it with pineapple!! amazeballs! Next up: How to drink too much flavored vodka 😉
Alternate title for this post: How to be the best hostess and throw the best parties ever with homemade flavored vodka!
Hahah that just seemed too wordy. Haha Thanks girl!!
The white peaches look a lot like apples so you had me craving apple vodka. We could’ve used this over the weekend 😉
Well hello genius! Why have I never thought to make infused vodka at home? I love those flavored varieties but they are pricey! These would be awesome as gifts too. Can’t wait for the drink recipes!
You are my favorite person in the world right now with this post. LOVE!
Love this!! I especially love the cucumber vodka – usually I buy it but now I can make it at home!
Now this is a great how to! There is a drink in Vegas that I love that infuses a ton of different fruits together and it is seriously da bomb.
I put my favorite coffee beans into vodka for 6 weeks, then strain through a coffee filter. It makes the best homemade Kahlua! Infusing vodka is a lot of fun and the hit of any party. Love this!
I LOVE infused vodkas! My favorite bar when I lived in Austin had the MOST amazing infused vodkas of all kinds. Their dirty martini with jalapeno vodka… TO. DIE. FOR.
What bar is it, Marie!?! I’ll be in Austin in two weeks!!
I was hoping to find cookie dough, marshmallow or salted caramel infused vodka here. Next time, girl. Although fruits and veggies may be on the brain and not sweets right now since you did say you were planning on massively overeating churros all weekend at Disney. Right now I have vanilla infused vodka happening in my pantry. Excited about it, probably a little too excited. ha ha
We’ve done this both with black peppercorns and with chile peppers. The former turned the vodka a dark brown, while the latter was an pinky orange. Both are fantastic in Bloody Mary’s and dirty martinis. Not so much on the sipping straight.
Definitely intrigued by the peach flavored vodka!
That’s why I love about this recipe! You can use any berry, herb, or fruit! Peach is so fun, next is pineapple and lemon thyme.
Wonderful! Great how to 🙂
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Definitely throwing jalapeños in vodka!! Wicked Bloody Maria’s!! 😉