Strawberry-infused vodka is a unique creation and one that requires utmost patience. When properly done, you'll have a delicious product that is a rich blend of fruits and vodka.
Because you are infusing fruits into the vodka, the recipe takes about a week to be properly done because you have to let the mix sit for just that long. The longer, the better.
For the recipe, you'll need 16 ounces of ripe strawberries and 750mL vodka of any choice, 1-2 tablespoons of superfine sugar, and 2-3 sprigs fresh mint (optional).
Note: the strawberries and the vodka have to be quantified in a 1:1 ratio for optimum results.
Follow these easy steps to prepare your strawberry vodka:
1. Prepare the strawberries
Clean the strawberries and dry them. Afterward, cut off the tops and slice them into uniform halves. This facilitates quick diffusion of the fruit and makes for great aesthetics.
2. Combine all the ingredients
In a 6-7 cup container, most preferably a glass jar, pour in the sliced strawberries. If you want to include the mint or any other additional spice, this is the time to use them too. For the mint, put whole sprigs in or remove the mint leaves and scatter them throughout the layers of berries.
Just before pouring in the vodka, pour 1-2 tablespoons of sugar for extra sweetness. You may choose not to if you don't want that.
After pouring in the vodka, close the jar (make sure it is done tightly!) and place it in a cool, dark spot.
3. Let the infusion sit
The last step is to let the mixture sit for 3-4 days. You can occasionally taste it to know if you got the flavor right or if it is good enough for you to drink. The longer it sits, the more flavorful it will be!
Once the infusing has the right flavor for you, strain it using a side or coffee filter. You can put the product in a new jar or pour it back into the original vodka bottle.
Note: The strawberry and mint have no other use, discard them!
For the best experience, serve your strawberry vodka with a garnish of strawberry, mint, or lime and over ice, if you prefer.
You can further modify the drink by adding tasty fruit drinks, lemonade, or even more vodka! With this infusion drink, the possibilities are just endless, and that is why it is fast becoming a popular recommendation.
Enjoy and stay safe while doing so!