9 Infused Vodka Recipes to Elevate Your Home Bar

Citrus Flavored Vodkas

Infusing vodka with fresh fruits, herbs, and spices allows you to add new flavors to your cocktails without having to buy bottles of flavored vodka every time you get the hankering for a unique drink. Infusion is easy, and it usually only takes three to five days to create new flavor combos for craft cocktails. Take a look at these easy infusion recipes that even the most culinarily challenged person can whip up.

Berry Infused Vodka

This infusion uses whatever type of berries you prefer, such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries; choosing the berries that're in season will give you the most robust flavored vodka possible. If you also like your cocktails a bit on the sweeter side, you can add sugar to your mixture.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of organic berries
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional)
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for three days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Berry Flavored Vodkas

Grapefruit Rosemary Infused Vodka

When preparing this Grapefruit Rosemary infusion, you want to make sure that you wash the outside of the grapefruit well before putting it into the vodka as you're going to leave the peelings on, and don't want to risk contaminating the entire mixture.

Ingredients

  • ½ organic pink grapefruit, unpeeled and cut into wedges
  • 4 sprigs fresh organic rosemary
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for three days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Rosemary Grapefruit

Cinnamon and Cardamom Infused Vodka

This Cinnamon and Cardamom Infused Vodka has a complex, spicy flavor. For the best results, get Ceylon cinnamon as opposed to cassia cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for five days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Herbal infused vodka with cold snacks

Lemon Thyme Infused Vodka

You can add a splash of this lemon thyme infused vodka in your favorite lemonades for a summery treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 organic lemon, cut into wedges
  • 3 sprigs fresh organic thyme
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for three, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Homemade infused vodka

Chili Pepper Infused Vodka

If you like a spicy cocktail, this chili pepper infused vodka is a great choice for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 organic red jalapeno, cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for three days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Chile pepper infused vodka

Cucumber, Mint, and Basil Infused Vodka

For a liquor that has a delicious garden freshness, try out this cucumber, mint, and basil infused vodka recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 mint sprigs
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for three days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Cucumber, mint and vodka

Apricot Almond Infused Vodka

This apricot almond infused vodka balances the fruity sweetness of the apricots with the warm nuttiness of the almonds to create a great spring or fall cocktail ingredient.

Ingredients

  • 2 apricots, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for five days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Apricots drink

Lemon Pomegranate Infused Vodka

Another great mixture to add to your summer lemonades, this lemon pomegranate infused vodka is irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 organic lemon, cut into wedges
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for five days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Fruit infused water with lemon slices, crushed pomegranate seeds and sparkling water

Blackberry Orange Infused Vodka

Perhaps an unusual pairing, this blackberry orange infused vodka will add a certain tartness to whatever cocktails you use it in.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic blackberries
  • 1 organic orange, cut into wedges
  • 750 mL vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, clean sealable jar or container.
  2. Place in a cool, dark location such as a pantry and allow to infuse for three days, shaking each day to blend flavors.
  3. Strain the infusion ingredients and store in the original vodka bottle or a clean bottle or container.
Drink With Blackberries And Orange

Other Flavor Combinations

What's particularly incredible about infusing liquors is that the flavor combinations are truly endless. Here's just a sampling of the types of fruits, herbs, and spices that you can pair with one another to create a custom-made vodka for you and your friends to enjoy.

  • Lime and coriander
  • Pink peppercorn and blackberry
  • Vanilla bean and orange
  • Caraway and mint
  • Coconut and pineapple
  • Honeydew and ginger
  • Mango, orange, and clove
  • Strawberry and kiwi

Custom Craft Cocktails

With infused vodkas, you're only limited by your imagination. By experimenting with creative flavor combinations, you can create your own custom craft cocktails sure to please even the pickiest of palates.

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