drinks

mix it up {infused vodkas}

March 2, 2013

I have wanted to try my hand at homemade infused vodkas for a while now.  I did some vanilla before Christmas but was interested in experimenting a little with other flavors.  Earlier this week I concocted a few to try out today with some friends that came over for lunch.  I am very pleased with the results!

And, as indicated by my husband’s pint glass filled with homemade vodka-lemonade goodness, he is pleased too.

Knowing that I wanted to serve the vodka in some sort of lemonade-cocktail, I decided to try these flavors first:  Rosemary-Lemon, Vanilla-Grapefruit, and Raspberry-Lime.

Got my fresh ingredients.

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Got my good quality vodka.  (This is the same vodka I used for my vanilla flavored infusion and the same vodka I add every time my vanilla vodka store depletes.)

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Put it all into my mason jars and let it sit in a cool, dark spot for about a week.

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I gave it a little tip-shake every couple of days.  At the end of the week I strained the vodka through some cheese cloth, wrapped up the solids in the cloth and gave it a good squeeze to get the rest of the liquid out…we don’t want any of that going to waste, now!

Then, I added a little to my lemonade.  My favorite is the Vanilla-Grapefruit.  The Raspberry-Lime was probably everyone else’s favorite.  I only say that because it is gone.

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Now doesn’t that look refreshing?

Enjoy,

Anne

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4 Comments

  • Reply The Weary Chef March 3, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Not only does that drink sound delicious, the jars of vodka look beautiful!

    • Reply akkiernan March 3, 2013 at 1:37 am

      Delicious indeed! Thanks! Racking my brain for some new combos.

  • Reply Kelly @ View Along the Way March 5, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Oh this looks so fun and delicious!! I need to try it! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

    • Reply Anne March 5, 2013 at 2:54 am

      Oh, yes. And please share your concoctions! Always looking for some new combinations! Enjoy!

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