How To Infuse Vodka
If you learn how to infuse vodka you can serve exotic drinks that will impress your guests. Infused vodka looks like it takes a long time to make but, in reality,all you need to do is insert your desired flavoring into the vodka and let time do all the work.
Stuff you'll need to infuse vodka:
- Vodka. You don't need a top shelf brand, but don't buy the rotgut cheap stuff either. Grab a decent brand and go for it.
- Infusion items. Decide what you want your vodka to taste like. Vanilla, lemon, citrus and berries all work well. if you want vodka that really pops, use a bag of Skittles candy for fruit flavor and eye-searing coloration.
- Container with a lid. Any glass container will work, as long as it is clean and has a lid. Mason jars are great if you can find them--look in the canning section of the grocery store for a selection of shapes and sizes..
- Pour the vodka into a glass container.
- Fill the container about halfway to the top. You need to leave room to shake it up.
- Drop in your flavoring item. Slice fruits, use citrus peel or fruit, or drop in skittles (sort by color for best results). The more flavoring you add, the stronger the infusion will be.
- Put on the lid and shake the container.
- Store in the refrigerator for a week or two. The longer you wait the better the flavor will be. If you think of it, give the container a shake every few days.
To use infused vodka, use a bar strainer to strain the mixture into a flask or decorative bottle, and serve straight or use to make mixed drinks.