7.19.2012

Strawberry Infused Vodka


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...

Strawberry Vodka
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.


Cheers,

Erica

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