Fancy something different to drink at Christmas this year? Why not have a crack at making your own flavoured vodka! It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy. Well actually, you don’t squeeze the lemon – you just use the zest but you get my point!
Here is what you will need to make about 800ml.
- 300g Pack of Strawberries
- 125g Pack of Raspberries
- 1 Lemon, pared zest
- 200g Caster Sugar
- 1 Vanilla Pod
- 70cl Bottle Vodka
This recipe is adapted from a book I have called Gifts from the Kitchen.
First up, hull and quarter the strawberries and pop them in a large bowl along with the raspberries and the paired zest of the lemon. (The zest cut into strips.)
Halve the vanilla pod and add it to the bowl along with the sugar. Mix well and leave to one side for about 2 hours.
Now to be patient! Store this in the fridge for anywhere between 1 week to a month. It’s the first time I’ve ever made this but I’m guessing it’s like a marinade, the longer you leave it the deeper the flavour. Just be sure to shake it occasionally to ensure the flavours are mixing well.
When you want to use it – strain the vodka through a fine sieve or a piece of muslin and decant into bottles. It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Happy making your own booze-ing!