infused vodka [photos]

That’s right – infused vodka. I was minding my own business this weekend when it hit me that there might be a way to turn every backyard bbq into something even more special. Something infused. So, I decided to try my hand at making some homemade infused vodkas.

Strawberry, pineapple, mint, pickle and jalapeno are my ingredients for this journey. Oh, and vodka.

The jalapeno/strawberry and pickle varieties will be great for bloody marys and I plan on using the strawberry/mint and pineapple for summer cocktails. Yum!

I started simple but from doing a bit of research (er, Googling) I found that you don’t have to stop at vodka; people infuse nearly every clear liquor (think gin, tequila) with everything from cucumber and mango to cinnamon and honey. So, go forth and infuse!

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4 thoughts on “infused vodka [photos]

  1. Alicia says:

    Yum! They all sound great! I’ve never tried infusing pickles, but I would like to hear about the cocktails! The booze doesn’t have to be clear to infuse it. I infuse bourbon and brandy all the time… They are often my favorites as they bring even more flavors to the infusion.

    • biavio says:

      Thanks Alicia! This is my first try at infusing alcohol, I hope it goes well and I can branch out to other varieties. I’ll have to look into the bourbon! Any suggestions for what to use to infuse it?

      • Alicia says:

        dried fruits do amazingly well, apples with cinnamon and vanilla bean, cocoa nibs, peanuts, peaches, everything! My blog is all about infusions and we have lots of bourbon recipes (and adding more all the time) so check it out if you want some ideas. Boozedandinfused.com

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