In August, I started my foray into homemade alcoholic beverages with two versions of nanking cherry liqueur. The process I used for those require longer than this simple infused vodka recipe. With only a little time til Christmas, we need something that we can make much more quickly. Infused vodka, as seen on CTV Morning Live, ought to do the trick.
I made a batch of saskatoon and lemon infused vodka and some cranberry, orange and cinnamon infused vodka. After infusing two bottles of vodka for 2 weeks, I had plenty of flavoured vodka for stocking stuffers, gifts and our own liqueur cabinet.
Here’s the recipe for saskatoon infused vodka.
- 1 cup fresh or frozen saskatoons
- 1 tbsp lemon peel (1 lemon)
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 cups vodka
- Place all ingredients in a clean, sterilized mason jar.
- Store in a cool, dark place for 2 to 3 weeks, shaking periodically.
- Taste vodka.
- When desired flavour has been reached, strain vodka.
- Pour into clean, sterilized bottles.
- Seal, decorate and label with suggestions for use.
- Yield 3 cups flavoured vodka
Place 1-4 berries in the bottom of a champagne flute. Add vodka and fruit juice. Top with champagne.
2 oz infused vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz fruit juice
1/2 oz lime juice
berries or citrus peel as garnish
Shake vodka, triple sec, juice in martini shaker filled with ice. Pour into martini glass and garnish with berries or citrus peel.
Interested in other Gifts from the Kitchen? Check these out:
Hot Cocoa Mix
Cinnamon Apple Pancake Mix in a Jar
Cookie Mixes in a Jar
Soup Mix in a Jar
Homemade Seasoning Blends
Candied and Spiced Nuts
Nuts and Bolts Recipe
Popcorn Seasoning Recipes
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