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Monday, June 11, 2012

Strawberry Infused Vodka

A while ago my hair stylist told me about how dangerous strawberry lemonade can be...especially with a little bit of vodka.  She sent me her lemonade recipe, which of course I can't find anywhere (sorry Roxy!), so I searched for a new one., found it, made it, and well...I'll be sharing that one with you soon :-)  Yes, I am a bit of a tease. 
Before I could make my strawberry lemonade, I wanted to make some Strawberry Infused Vodka to add to that lemonade, to kick up that strawberry-ness just a little.  And it makes for a nice, adult drink!  I had no idea that making an infused vodka was so stinkin' easy...thanks to Shutterbean for the recipe and tutorial!

1 pint of fresh strawberries
2 cups vodka

Wash, hull and slice the strawberries.  Fill a mason jar. Measure out the vodka, pour over the strawberries.  Seal.  Let the vodka/strawberry mixture sit for up to a week - on your counter, in the pantry, just not in direct sun.  Give the mixture a good shake everyday.  When you are ready, strain the mixture. Strain it well...get as many of those little bits out that you can!  I also squeezed as much juice as I could out of those strawberries.  You will now have some beautiful, sweet smelling, nectar-like vodka that you can store in little mason jars in the fridge and add to your favourite drinks.

It's easy peasy!!

VERDICT:
My husband was doubting me when I said that I was making Strawberry Infused Vodka.  Maybe because I don't really drink much (been busy making babies for the last 6 years!) - so he was rather shocked when he opened up that jar full of strawberries that was sitting on the counter, took a whiff, and WOWZERS what a surprise.  This was before the infusion had really set in, so it was more of an alcohol smell than the sweet strawberry smell that it is now.  And it is just that...such a beautiful sweet smelling concoction...I just want to chug-a-lug! LOL.  We added some to our strawberry lemonade, and well...YUM!  You'll have to come back and try the recipe for strawberry lemonade...posting soon :-)

9 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmm.....I want some. lol

    www.cancerinthecity.com

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  2. That sounds FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Can you send some over? :-)
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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  3. Stopping in from the 'Flock Together Blog Hop'. This looks so yummy! I'm not much of a drinker but I LOVE strawberries. I'm going to pin this post to my pinterest. Following via Twitter & GFC... Feel free to swing by for a visit sometime :D

    -Jessica
    http://mommiesblog2011.blogspot.com/

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  4. This looks so good! I have a little something waiting for you on my blog http://everydaymomsmeals.blogspot.com/2012/06/blogger-inspiration-another-award.html

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  5. Delicious, can't wait to try it! Come link up for free on my Tasty Tuesday's!!

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