Purchase a decent quality vodka, we like using Skyy vodka, and typically use the larger, 1.75 liter size because we like to take bottles to friends and share.
Pick a fruit that is sweet, and cut it up to maximize surface area. It’s always fun when it’s a pretty colored fruit too (like cherries or strawberries), because the vodka retains the colors.
Lastly, you typically want to let it sit in a cool, dark place, for 10-14 days. Any longer, and the fruit will start to go bad. If the vodka still hasn’t been infused with as much flavor as you’d like, simply remove the first batch of fruit, and start the infusing process again with more fruit!
When you’re done, strain out the fruit and pour vodka into airtight containers for serving, or for gifting! Crate&Barrel makes really nice ones that are affordable and look nice as gifts (see left).
Now that fall is in full-swing, my senses have perked up to all the glorious flavors that autumn brings: pumpkin, nutmeg, squash, cinnamon, spices – oh my! A whole new world of possibilities has opened for vodka infusions!
We narrowed it down though, and decided to stick with a fall classic for our next batch: Cinnamon-Apple.
A Word of Caution:
This is straight vodka, people – and don’t forget it! It may taste like juice, and it smell like juice, but trust me – it’s not! Drink in moderation, or you may find yourself tip… tipppp….. tipppppsyyyyy…….. whooops!!!!