For holiday gifts this year I made a few jars of raspberry infused vodka, and my alcoholic friends loved it. Because nothing says “I know you like to party” quite like a jar of homemade infused vodka. 😛 Bahaha.
But let’s be real here: flavor-infused vodka goes down way easier than plain vodka. And vodka infused with fresh raspberries tastes way better than artificially-flavored Absolut (which actually tastes like poor college decisions).
So unless you’re not on your craft cocktail game/ don’t like raspberries or vodka, you should try this soon. You can make some raspberry mint drinks for an awards night party. Or simply add ginger ale. Or just do shots. Whatever.
DIY Raspberry Infused Vodka
Glass jar with tight-sealing lid (like pint-sized mason jars)
- Rinse and clean raspberries, then add one cup to each pint mason jar.
- Fill jar with vodka. If you’re not looking to fill an entire jar at least make sure there’s enough vodka to submerge the berries and keep them covered. (The alcohol will prevent them from going bad).
- Seal tightly and store in a dark place. The next day and every day after that, give the jar a gentle turn and shake. Mine took four days, but test yours to your own liking.
- When it’s ready, strain the raspberries and floating raspberry chunks that have come loose with a fine strainer, cheesecloth or coffee filter.
- Continue to store in a cool, dark place (or fridge) for up to 3 months.