Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fruit infused vodkas have to end. But if summery fruit isn’t the direction you want to take now that it is getting cooler, there are plenty of other things you can play around with. Apples during the fall would be perfect. Add some carmel or butterscotch to your drink for the perfect fall cocktail. Or maybe something spicy like jalapeño infused Tequila for a delicious margarita.
I experimented with strawberry infused vodka a few weeks ago because I needed a fun bridal shower gift for Stephanie. Since the bachelorette party was later that night alcohol seemed like the perfect gift. Plus, I had a bunch of fun bottles left over from my Christmas gift of homemade Egg Nog.
Infusing the Vodka
Slice the strawberries. I had to cut mine fairly small so they would fit into the bottle but they do not need to be this small. After filling the bottle with strawberries fill the rest of the bottle with Vodka and store in a cool dark place.
I noticed the color from the strawberries started to transfer to the vodka within about a day. But I would recommend waiting at least 3 days before drinking. The strawberries will soon loose all of their color and turn white.
The white strawberries look a little odd after they have lost their color. If you don’t like the look, you can strain them out and pour the vodka in a different glass.
I am pretty obsessed with the flavor of this vodka when it was finished. It has such a real flavor that you don’t get when you buy flavored vodka at the store. Truly delicious. And a beautiful red color.
I mixed the vodka with some tonic and lime and I also tried it in lemonade that was delicious!
Have you ever infused alcohol? What are your favorite mixes?