I’m making this one short – got to get to the paying job… but first I thought I ought to share this little number and if you get to it, you could have homemade infused vodka by the time you get home.
I love love love infusing vodka (too much?) It’s ’cause, to me, vodka needs a little help; on its own, it is very reminisce of rubbing alcohol, and that’s just gross. Besides, I’m sure I’m not the only one who went overboard with too much raspberry flavored Smirnoff freshman year of college.
That my friends, is why I help vodka out, give her a little classy kick, mostly with basil, but other flavors are coming soon!
The green leaves are lemon basil – a pungent feller – which would totally rock out in one of these drinks - I recommend cutting down the infusion time with this herb (due to it’s pungency.)
I love how the purple dissolves into the vodka and we’re left with green leaves, reminds me of 3rd grade science.
Here’s the How-To:
Split 1 bottle of vodka in two.
Add 1/3 cup (packed) basil leaves.
Shake once or twice.
Set aside to infuse for 8-12 hours (you can taste it after a very short while, the longer the more intense the flavor.)
After 48 hours, strain the vodka, to remove the leaves, and pour back into the bottle.
There you have it.
So if you’re looking for a fun drink for the weekend, want to impress your friends with a snazzy bottle of homemade flavored vodka, or feel like conducting an adult only experiment, look no further!
Tags: DIY, homemade, infused, vodka