Once you infuse your own vodka, you will want to do it again and again and again. This time we used strawberries. YUM! Every fruit, vegetable or herb that you infuse takes a different amount of time to steep, so make sure you do your research because leaving the fruit in for too long can get bitter and ruin it.
You will need the following:
1.75 L vodka
2 packages of fresh organic strawberries
1 glass container with a tight sealed lid
Wash the strawberries, put in container and pour vodka in. This soaked for 7 days, which maybe was 1 or 2 days too long. It was a little on the bitter side.
I’ve been on this major Reduce Reuse and Recycle buzz and didn’t like the idea of throwing out the infused strawberries. It would be such a waste and may be considered alcohol abuse; those strawberries are saturated with vodka! So I threw them in my blender with ice cubes, strawberry vodka, and margarita mix and made a delicious vodka daiquiri.
Go get a glass jar, a handle of vodka, your choice of fruit and start infusing! I bought my jar at Container Store for less than $10. I have this one too, though it is not shown in the picture. The benefit to the jar used in the pictures above is it has a taps so you can easily sneak a drink out of it. On the contrary, the benefit to the jars in the link below is it has a sealed, air tight lid.http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/foodStorage/jarsTerrines?productId=10011037&mybuyscid=7270472406 If you are at Container Store, I also recommend picking up a funnel and some smaller glass bottles. You can bottle it up and give it as gifts. These are some of the ones that I have bought before http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/foodStorage/specialty?Ntt=glass+bottles&productId=10002672.
These are great gifts and much more innovative than buying a bottle of wine.