Use your favorite berries—blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and more— and learn how to make berry infused vodka for a variety of cocktail recipes.
We recently arrived home from Hawaii which has put me in a full on fruit-buying frenzy. We stayed in a few different VRBO rentals during our time on Maui and Kauai, allowing us to grocery shop and make our own meals, and, most importantly—go to all the fruit stands. (My husband should get 10 gold stars.)
If you are anything like me, I am a summer berry over-buyer (totally a word). When the farmers markets and grocery stores start exploding with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, I get a little carried away.
This is not necessarily a bad thing, but the berries tend to go bad before we can eat them all.
My solution has been to infuse vodka with the extra berries, which makes for excellent fruit-flavored cocktails. In this recipe, I used strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a triple berry infusion, but you could choose to use a single berry as well. A raspberry infused vodka drink is next on my list!
You really only need 3 main components: a 1-quart canning jar, vodka, and berries. Fill your jar with berries, cover with vodka, seal, and wait.
When you’ve allowed the vodka to infuse for 3-5 days (3 was my preference), strain it and remove all the fruit and seeds. Store in a sealed jar or bottle and you’ll be making drinks far out of berry season.
Stay tuned: Later this week I will be sharing a cocktail recipe to use your berry infused vodka!
How To Make Berry Infused Vodka
Use your favorite berries to infuse vodka for a variety of cocktail recipes.
- 2 cups blueberries, raspberries, and quartered strawberries (stems removed) washed and patted dry
- 2 1/2 to 3 cups vodka
Add fruit to a clean 1-quart canning jar. Fill jar with vodka until the fruit is completely covered.
Seal the jar tightly and allow to infuse for 3-5 days on the counter, out of direct sunlight.
When ready, use a fine mesh strainer to strain the infused vodka, discarding fruit and seeds.
Using a funnel, fill a sealable glass jar or bottle with the infused vodka. Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight or in the refrigerator.