5 Fruit-Infused Vodka Recipes to Try at Home

Published April 28, 2022
fruit infused vodka

Live your biggest and best fruity vodka life by infusing your favorite vodka with a bold fruit flavor. Whether you want deep cherry notes or a summer peach flavor, your cocktails will be the talk of the group chat with your fruit-infused vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cups peeled and cubed mango
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean bottle or jar, add the prepared mango and vodka.
  2. Secure the lid, then gently swirl to mix the infusion.
  3. Store in a cool, dark place for approximately three to four days; be sure to shake the infusion gently each day.
  4. At the end of the time, sample the flavor by pouring some of the infusion into a glass. Allow the fruit and vodka to steep together longer if you want more flavor.
  5. If it meets expectations, carefully remove the fruit and discard it, or use it as a garnish immediately.
  6. Funnel the fruit-infused vodka into the second clean bottle, filtering with the cheesecloth.
  7. Carefully seal and store in a cool, dry place.

You can use the infused vodka right away, enjoying it on its own or using it in mango vodka drinks. Store any unused vodka in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place for approximately one to two years before losing flavor. Discard when the flavor starts to fade or tastes "off."

Cherry-Infused Vodka

Punch up your vodka cocktails with a juicy cherry flavor that'll put all those artificial flavors to shame.

cherry infused vodka in a jar

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cups pitted and sliced cherries
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add sliced cherries and vodka, and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately three to four days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Peach-Infused Vodka

Store-bought peach products never quite hit the mark, but a homemade infused peach flavor can be as big on the fuzzy peach notes as you want.

peach infused vodka

Ingredients

  • Two to three large whole peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add sliced peaches and vodka, and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately three to four days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Pear-Infused Vodka

Infuse your vodka with notes of soft pear. It'll completely change every cocktail from a simple highball to a martini with no effort on your part.

pear infused vodka

Ingredients

  • Two to three whole pears, sliced
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add sliced pears and vodka and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately three to four days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Apple-Infused Vodka

Prepare for fall flavors by infusing your vodka with apple notes. Better yet, you get to decide whether you want a classic red apple flavor or a puckery green apple.

Apple infused vodka

Ingredients

  • Two to three whole apples, sliced
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add sliced apples and vodka and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately three to four days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Variations of Fruit-infused Vodka

Enjoy your fruit-infused vodka in new ways by layering it with other infusion ingredients, including other fruit, herbs, and spices.

  • Go for a walk on the nutty side by adding half to a full cup of coarsely chopped almonds, shelled pistachios, walnuts, or pecans.
  • Include fresh herbs for a savory fruit infusion. Consider adding two to three sprigs of rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, or sage.
  • Make your infusion a bit sweeter by adding a quarter to half cup of honey or maple syrup. You can even add a pinch or two of white or brown sugar.
  • Brighten up the infusion with citrus flavors by adding two to three whole, sliced lemons or limes or a whole, sliced orange.
  • Give it an extra juicy kick with a half to a full cup of sliced berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
  • Add a little spiced flavor by including a tablespoon of cloves or star anise, or two to three whole cinnamon sticks. Use an entire vanilla bean sliced lengthwise for a softer touch.

Citrus-infused Fruit Flavor Pairings

This isn't an all-inclusive list of flavor pairings, but it's a great place to start and find inspiration.

  • Cherry + vanilla
  • Cherry + lemon
  • Peach + cinnamon
  • Peach + orange
  • Pear + cloves
  • Pear + blueberry
  • Apple + cinnamon
  • Apple + honey
  • Mango + coconut
  • Mango + pineapple

Fruit-infused Vodka Cocktails

There's no reason to keep your fruit vodka in a bottle. Break it out and make new and innovative cocktails.

Mango Madness

Give your mango vodka a starring role with this fruity and tropical drink. If you don't want yours frozen, use a small portion of ice and shake the ingredients.

mango madness infused voda cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces mango-infused vodka
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • ¾ cup frozen mango
  • 1½ cups ice
  • Mint leaf for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add ice, frozen mango, mango vodka, orange liqueur, cinnamon liqueur, and maple syrup.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with mint leaf.

Cherry Pie

Store-bought cherry vodka is always a gamble, and too often, it makes your drinks taste like cough syrup. Good thing you have your own with authentic cherry flavors to make this cocktail a dream.

cherry pie infused vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cherry-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cherry vodka, vanilla liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Peach Smash

Smashes aren't just for whiskeys, so add even more peach flavor with your abundance of peaches.

peach smash infused vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • Two to three peach wedges
  • One to three lemon wedges
  • One to two fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces peach-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig and peach slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle peach wedges, lemon wedges, and mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, peach vodka, and orange juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig and peach slice.

Pear Prosecco Punch

You can stick with pear vodka as a base spirit or use another fruit-infused vodka. Whatever makes you smile with that first sip.

pear prosecco punch cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce pear-infused vodka
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Pear slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pear vodka, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with pear slice.

Mixers for Fruit Vodka Drinks

No one will blame you if you aren't in the mood to follow a laborious cocktail recipe. Keep it easy and use a mixer or two to get the job done.

  • Coconut water
  • Plain club soda
  • Tonic water
  • Flavored club soda, such as lemon, lime, orange, vanilla, coconut, or berry
  • Cherry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Peach nectar
  • Pear nectar
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Cola
  • Elderflower liqueur
  • Orange liqueur
  • Almond liqueur
  • Rum
  • Honey
  • Simple syrup

Fruit-infused Vodka to Punch Up Your Drinks

Don't hold back on the fruit flavors in any of your vodka drinks. Whether you want to make a splash with a fruit-infused vodka highball, or dream of a fruit martini that needs nothing more than two ingredients and a bold flavor that isn't a product of mystery ingredients, fruit-infused vodka answers all your needs. Now it's time to look into making even more flavored vodka drinks.

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