Infused Vodka – How to Flavour Alcohol at Home

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.

cranberry orange infused vodka

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.

infused saskatoon vodka

Here’s the recipe for saskatoon infused vodka.

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Saskatoon Infused Vodka – Homemade Alcohol Gift

Saskatoons make this a unique Prairie Vodka! If you don't have access to saskatoons use other berries like blueberries or raspberries.
Prep : 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen saskatoons
  • 1 tbsp lemon peel 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups vodka

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Yield 3 cups flavoured vodka
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WARNING: Infused vodka, is still vodka.  We are not turning vodka into a sipping liqueur with these recipes, we’re simply adding a touch of flavour.  So, unless you typically sip vodka straight up, consider using infused vodka in your favourite drink mixes.  Here are some ideas:

Champagne Cocktail  IMG_7527
1 oz infused vodka (chilled)
1 oz fruit juice (to complement the vodka flavour)
3 oz champagne (chilled)
berries or fruit as garnish

Place 1-4 berries in the bottom of a champagne flute. Add vodka and fruit juice. Top with champagne.

Cosmo
2 oz infused vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz fruit juice
1/2 oz lime juice
berries or citrus peel as garnish
ice

Shake vodka, triple sec, juice in martini shaker filled with ice. Pour into martini glass and garnish with berries or citrus peel.

Enjoy!

Interested in other  Gifts from the Kitchen?  Check these out:
Mulled Cider
Hot Cocoa Mix 
Monogrammed Mugs
Cinnamon Apple Pancake Mix in a Jar
Cookie Mixes in a Jar
Soup Mix in a Jar
Homemade Granola
Homemade Seasoning Blends
Infused Vinegar
Candied and Spiced Nuts
Nuts and Bolts Recipe
Popcorn Seasoning Recipes

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