Being a brewer's wife, I mostly drink...well, beer. Which, don't get me wrong, I am happy to have such great, great beer on hand, but sometimes a girl needs a change. A nice refreshing change on a warm summer afternoon.
And this summer on my summer bucket list, I've added "drink more liquor" as a task.
Not that I want to be this wasted alcoholic or anything. I'm not in college any more. I just want to enjoy a few different adult beverages and appreciate these so called "finer things" in life.
So I infused some vodka for you. With strawberries.
It was quite easy, and delicious. I highly recommend it.
Host a happy hour at your house. Get social. Drink liquor. Its delightful.
I found this idea on shutterbean.com and on David Lebovitz's blog and now this is how I did it...
750ml Vodka - I used Skyy
2 pints of fresh strawberries, washed very well, hulled, and cut in quarters
(I used 2 quart size mason jars, but if you had a container that fits everything in one shot - use that.)
Divide the strawberries evenly and place in the mason jars. Divide the vodka evenly, its a little over 3 cups for each jar, and combine with the strawberries.
Shake once or twice and store in a cool, dry, dark place for 3-5 days.
Shake the jars at least once a day.
After 3-5 days, strain the vodka through a fine mesh strainer, cheese cloth or coffee filter.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge.
For a cocktail, serve it straight over ice or with a splash of soda and a few slices of cucumber.
So refreshing. So good.