Ever wondered how to make Strawberry Infused Vodka? It's easy! All you need to make your own homemade strawberry vodka are a few ingredients and a couple of days.
The best gifts come from the heart, or so they say. But I think the best gifts come from the kitchen.
Imagine giving the gift of this gorgeous red hued Strawberry Vodka. It's pretty, delicious, and this Strawberry Vodka is sure to make even the biggest Scrooge merry.
And thanks to the beautiful strawberries it smells absolutely amazing!!
If you've ever wondered how to make strawberry infused vodka, well, it couldn't be simpler. It only involves a couple of ingredients and the teensiest bit of effort for a delicious flavored vodka.
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The quality of vodka you use for an infused vodka is important. As when cooking with wine, only use a vodka you enjoy drinking.
For the best results use a vodka with a proof of 80 or above, as the aromatics of the fruit are drawn out due to the alcohol, so the higher the proof the more flavored and aromatic the resulting flavored vodka will be.
However with a higher proof, the taste of the vodka can be more harsh so find a happy medium. I like a smooth vodka, so I went with Grey Goose, which has a proof of 80, but you can use whatever you like.
You can also add your own personal touches to the vodka by adding your own flavorings.
Why not try adding a vanilla bean for strawberry vanilla vodka. You could also try using different fruits such as cherries, blueberries and raspberries.
You could even try adding peaches, plums or slices of orange, lemon or lime. Or, for something a little more festive, why not check out the Plum Pudding Vodka I made last year.
Serve the Strawberry Vodka chilled over ice, or mixed into some club soda for a refreshing cocktail.
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- 750 mls Vodka go for a Vodka that is 80 proof
- 400 g of strawberries 14 oz
- 2 tbs caster sugar also known as superfine
- Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries. Remove the tops of the strawberries and slice.
- Combine the vodka and caster sugar in a large jar and shake to combine. Add the strawberries and leave in a cool place for 3 to 4 days, giving the mixture a swirl everyday to help the strawberries infuse all of their delicious flavours.
- Strain the mixture through muslin into and decant into bottles and seal.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
e fusco says
can you use both strawberry's and raspberry's in the same infusion :)?
I don't see any reason not to! Let me know how it turns out.
Made the strawberry vodka and the raspberry vodka all my friends though it was great now I can't make enough of it I'm now going to try blackberry vodka I will let you know how it turns out
LINDA HUTCHINSON says
can i add single fresh cream to make it thicker??
Nicole @ Delicious Everyday says
If you add cream you would need to use the vodka within a couple of days. I'd leave adding the cream until you are ready to serve it. 🙂
Heide M. says
Can you use regular sugar instead if you don't have superfine sugar.
Regular sugar should be fine Heide, you might just need to shake it a bit longer to dissolve though. Let me know how it turns out 🙂
Heide M. says
Looking forward to trying this.
OMG this looks amazing! What a great idea. This vodka with some lemonade would be incredible!
Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says
I love the color! Strawberry vodka - I bet it's so flavorful!
What do you do wth the strawberrys after you drain the vodka?
Hi Jan, the strawberries will have no flavour after this process (you will notice they will be very pale, almost white) so discard them.
Rachel Groves says
I wizzed mine up with some cream and sugar and froze it. Delicious highly alcholic stawberry icecream 🙂
Oh my gosh - that sounds amazing. I am definitely trying that over this summer!
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Um, I'll have two to go, please Jennifer!
what is the recommended storage & shelf life for this tasty delight?
Hi Kate, if you place the vodka into sterilised bottles and refrigerate it should last around 6 months.
Sheila Meinecke says
This sounds delicious. When you say to seal the bottles,are you referring to canning technique?
Hi Shelia, the bottles just need to be well sealed, perhaps with an airtight stopper.
I am planning on making this strawberry vodka as gifts. Can you leave the strawberries in the jars
Its best to remove the strawberries. After a few days they will become pale and lose their favourite anyway as it is infused into the vodka. Enjoy 😀
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Yum! I can imagine doing this with the cherries that we're seeing coming through right now too! 😀
OMG. How wonderful.....so many strawberries. This looks like my perfect treat at number 12. I could stop here...but I wont
Suzanne perazzini says
This would make a great gift - it's so pretty and Christmasy.
Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice says
Oh girl, this is so up my alley it's not even funny. We always have good quality vodka around, and are picking strawberry's from Jase's parents' farm... so I think we have a winning combination!!!
Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon says
Many, many years ago, when I was young, I made a flavoured vodka after reading an article in a cool magazine. Would you believe I used Mars bars?! Your strawberry vodka is much more sophisticated! Just the thing for a summer Christmas.
A wonderful treat - I'm so loving this series of yours. It's giving me such great holiday inspiration! (And it is so nice to get a glimpse of a slightly sunnier Christmas through your posts!)
The Life of Clare says
That would make a delicious gift. Yum!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Your vodka is gorgeous, what a wonderful gift idea!
That must taste divine! What a great treat.
Twin Bridges says
Strawberry Vanilla sounds just divine - plus a view and a summer breeze!
Marina@Picnic at Marina says
Strawberry what? Vodka?! Oh, that would be good in a pie and with the pie... 🙂