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A Trio of Summer Infused Vodkas


  • Author: Heidi Clark~Yums & Kisses
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes + several days for infusing
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A Trio of Summer Infused Vodkas!  In a matter of minutes, you are on your way to preserving the tastes of summer! Fresh blueberries, thyme, cucumbers, and basil-infused vodka is the perfect way to bottle the bounty of summer!


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Ingredients

For the Basil Vodka:

1 cup plain vodka

1 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and dried

For the Cucumber Vodka:

1 cup plain vodka

1 1/2 cups diced English cucumbers, unpeeled

For the Blueberry-Thyme Vodka:

1 cup plain vodka

1 cup fresh blueberries, halved

78 sprigs of fresh thyme


Instructions

For the Basil Vodka:

Place basil leaves in a medium jar. Muddle the leaves with a wooden spoon handle or a muddler to release the oils from the leaves.  Pour in the vodka and seal the jar. Shake well. Refrigerate for 24 hours.  Strain the leaves from the vodka. Return the jar of strained vodka to the refrigerator to store. Basil infused vodka will keep 7-10 days.

For the Cucumber Vodka:

Place the diced cucumbers into a medium jar.  Pour in the vodka. Seal and shake well. Refrigerate the jar for 24 hours. Strain the cucumbers from the vodka. Return the jar of strained vodka to the refrigerator.  Cucumber Vodka will keep for 14 days.

For the Blueberry-Thyme Vodka:

Place the vodka, halved blueberries, and thyme sprigs into a medium jar. Seal and shake the jar well. Place the jar in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Remove the large sprigs of thyme from the vodka after 24 hours. Return the jar to the refrigerator for another 7 days. Strain and return the vodka to the refrigerator to store.  Blueberry-Thyme Vodka will keep for 14 days.

 

 


Notes

  • Don’t bother buying a luxury brand of vodka for these infusions.  Since we are flavoring them, save the $ and buy something like Tito’s or Absolut.
  • The Blueberry & Thyme Vodka pairs beautifully with Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade! All three vodkas are delicious mixed with tonic water or ginger beer!  My favorite brand of tonic water is Schweppe’s and Q Ginger Beer cannot be beaten!  If you are a serious ginger lover like me seek it out! You can find all three mixers at most well-stocked liquor agencies. Don’t forget to add a spritz of lemon or lime juice to your cocktail!
  • Go crazy!  Infuse your vodka with ginger root and lemon peel, black pepper and strawberries, or orange wheels and vanilla beans!  The possibilities are endless!  Have fun with it!
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: infused vodka, summer cocktails, blueberry and thyme vodka, cucumber vodka, basil vodka, diy infused cocktails,