Use your favorite berries—blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and more— and learn how to make berry infused vodka for a variety of cocktail recipes. A great way to enjoy fruity vodka with no added sugar.
Whether it's a hot summer day, a holiday in need of a festive cocktail, or a wedding shower, this berry-flavored vodka makes for pretty pink cocktails and vodka drinks.
Your taste buds will thank you.
Why you'll love this recipe
- It will elevate your cocktail game
- Customizable fruit-infused vodka
- No artificial flavors or additives, just all-natural flavors
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the infusion ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete ingredient list and instructions in the recipe card below.
Vodka - This is a great liquor to have on hand as it mixes into so many drinks. Its neutral flavor is like a blank canvas and allows the fruit flavors to shine through.
Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries - This is the fresh fruit combination that I like to use but feel free to use your favorite berries.
Before you start: Make sure your glass jar or Mason jar is clean and sterilized.
Step 1: Add fruit to a clean 1-quart canning jar. Fill the jar with 2 ½ cups of vodka until the 2 cups of fruit are completely covered.
Seal the jar tightly and allow it to infuse for 3-5 days in a dark place at room temperature out of direct sunlight. (This requires a little patience but is worth it!)
Step 2: When ready, use a fine mesh strainer to strain the infusion, discarding fruit and seeds.
Using a funnel, fill a sealable and sanitized glass jar or bottle with the infused alcohol.
- The smaller the container, the better, so there is minimal air during storage. Store the infused liquor in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- With just a few extra ingredients like simple syrup, lime juice or lemon juice, or soda water, you can make cocktails in no time.
Fruit-infused vodka can add depth and complexity to cocktails.
Play around with your own flavor combinations. Here are a few ideas:
- Do a strawberry infusion and have strawberry vodka
- Infuse just raspberries and make a raspberry Moscow mule
- Use just two types of berries for a stronger flavor
Just a few main components you'll need to make this process easy:
- 1-quart canning jar
- fine mesh strainer
- Jar, bottle, or glass container
If you're without a fine mesh strainer, there are other items in your kitchen that can help! A slotted spoon, coffee filter, or cheesecloth can all help strain.
Homemade liquor infusions with fresh ingredients are best enjoyed for up to one week.
Store the fruit vodka in an airtight jar or bottle in the refrigerator.
More favorite ways to enjoy berries
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How To Make Berry Infused Vodka
- 2 cups blueberries, raspberries, and quartered strawberries (stems removed) washed and patted dry
- 2 ½ 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 and sanitized glass jar or bottle with the infused vodka. The smaller the container, the better, so there is minimal air during storage. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.