Infused Vodka

Try These Infused Vodka Recipes to Create Your Own Unique Flavor

Vodka is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and one reason for its popularity is that it has a very neutral flavor and aroma. This makes it an ideal drink to experiment with various flavors by infusing it with fruits and other flavored liqueurs.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
Most bars and pubs make their own concoction like apple, strawberry, and chili infused vodka. There is no reason that you cannot make delicious drinks using infused vodka in the comfort of your home. To do this all you need is good quality vodka, jars, and some great ideas regarding flavors that you want.

Before you start experimenting with different vodka flavors, you should know a bit about the different flavors that you can use to infuse the vodka with. Strong flavors like that of citrus, lemongrass, and chili might need less than a week to infuse. Fleshy fruits like apples, raspberries, and peaches will require to infuse for about two weeks. You can also use vegetables, herbs, and spices to infuse your vodka. Given below are a few recipes to get you started.

Pineapple Infused Vodka

Ingredients Required
  • Fresh pineapple chunks, 1 cup
  • Vodka, 750 ml.
  • Mason jar
  • Strainer
Method

To make the pineapple flavored vodka recipe, first clean the mason jar thoroughly and make sure that it is air tight. Next place the pineapple chunks inside it and fill it up with vodka. Cover tightly with the jar lid and place it in a cool dry place. Shake the jar a few times every day and taste it after two to three days. After about 2 weeks, the pineapple flavors will be nicely infused in the vodka. Strain the flavored vodka and throw out the pineapple chunks. Pour this infused pineapple vodka into the original vodka bottle. Your pineapple vodka is ready and you can use it as a drink.

Ginger Infused Vodka

Ingredients Required
  • Fresh ginger, 1 inch piece
  • Vodka, 750 ml.
  • Mason jar
  • Strainer
Method

First peel the piece of ginger and grate it finely. Place the grated ginger in the mason jar and pour the entire amount of vodka into the jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake the jar a few times. Place the vodka in a cool dark place and allow the flavors to infuse for two to three days. At the end of three days, strain the vodka and discard grated ginger bits. Pour the infused ginger vodka into the original vodka bottle. As ginger is such an intensely spiced spice, you need to infuse it in the vodka for only two or three days. You can use this to make many delicious cocktails.

Lemon Infused Vodka

Ingredients Required
  • Lemons, 4 (thinly sliced)
  • Vodka, 750 ml.
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Mason jar
  • Strainer
Method

Place the lime zest as well as the sliced lemons inside the mason jar and pour the vodka over it. Stir the vodka with a wooden ladle and put on the lid. Place the mason jar with the vodka in a cool dark place like your pantry, and make sure that you shake the jar two to three times every day. After a week strain the lemon slices and lime zest from the vodka and store the vodka in a bottle. You can use this to make vodka gimlets or any other drink made with vodka. You can spice up this simple lemon vodka by placing a red chili in it at the time of infusion.

Other infused vodka ideas include pumpkin, bacon, and coffee infused vodka. A new product that is available in supermarkets is protein infused vodka, which is infused with casein. There are many flavored vodkas available in the market, but making your own for a party is very interesting.
Lemon Infused Vodka
Ginger Infused Vodka
Pineapple Infused Vodka