a fun, simple do-it-yourself that’s tasty and a good go to for all seasons. looking forward to some cucumber and cilantro infused vodkas for the spring and summer.
to experiment with a few flavors, I did the infusions in mason jars and divided a large Costco bottle of Kirkland Signature Vodka.
for the autumn, one of my favorites was an apple, pear and cinnamon infused vodka. I cut an apple and pear in chunks and threw those in with the vodka and let sit for two days. On the second day, I added a cinnamon stick. On the third day, it was done! I sweet and warm infusion that was perfect for Thanksgiving.
I enjoyed the herbal flavors of the lavender and rosemary infused vodka. Served straight to sip, or as a cocktail.
A classic jalapeno infused vodka has been a great addition to our weekend bloody mary’s. Much of the inspiration to finally doing infusions came from a fantastic jalapeno infused tequila we had at a friend’s party (thanks, Elizabeth!) – bloody maria’s might be making more of an appearance….
Lastly, a basil & garlic infused vodka came out a bit overwhelming, due to my some-might-think-extreme love for garlic. The smell may have been more overpowering than the actual taste of it. In any case, I used it to make a tasty basil & garlic vodka pasta sauce.