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Infused Vodka Recipes

Karen Frazier
Berry Flavored Vodkas

Infusing vodka allows you to add new flavors to your cocktails. Infusion is easy, and it usually only takes three to five days to create new flavor combos for craft cocktails.

Basic Infusion Instructions

Infusing vodka is basically the same regardless of the flavor. All that varies are the ingredients you use.

  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 to 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.

Flavors of Infused Vodka

Following the basic instructions above, try the following flavors.

Berry Infused Vodka

This works with any type of berries such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Use sugar for a sweeter vodka, although it is not required.

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

Infuse for three days.

Grapefruit Rosemary Infused Vodka

Be sure to wash the outside of the grapefruit well before putting it in the vodka.

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

Infuse for three days.

Rosemary Grapefruit

Cinnamon and Cardamom Infused Vodka

This has a complex, spicy flavor. For best results, get Ceylon cinnamon as opposed to cassia cinnamon.

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

Infuse for five days.

Rosemary Grapefruit

Lemon Thyme Infused Vodka

Try this vodka in lemonade for a summer treat.

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

Infuse for three days.

Lemon thyme

Chili Pepper Infused Vodka

If you like a spicy cocktail, this is a great vodka.

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

Infuse for three days.

For a variation, add a lime cut up into wedges and a teaspoon of whole coriander seeds.

Chili pepper

Other Flavor Combos

Consider any of these other flavor combinations:

  • Lime and coriander
  • Pink peppercorn and blackberry
  • Vanilla bean and orange
  • Caraway and mint

Custom Craft Cocktails

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

Infused Vodka Recipes