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I love vodka. It is really my go to liquor of choice. And I inevitably get drawn to flavored vodkas. But what I have discovered is one regular bottle of vodka can become flavorful at home. Hence, I bring you strawberry and basil infused vodka.
Now, before you ask, “What vodka brand should I buy?”, let me just say depends. When it comes to the flavor most people can’t tell a difference between a Smirnoff to Grey Goose. And one costs twice that of the other. However, experience tells me hangovers may be different. So, buy the vodka in the brand you normally would buy. OR if you don’t normally buy vodka, buy one in the price range you normally buy vodka. I have three price ranges of vodka on hand at any given time; something in the $10-15, something in the $15-25 and then something in the $25+. For this I used my Tito’s Vodka. Mainly because I have several bottles because I buy one every time I go to the grocery store in fear I might be out of vodka. Heaven forbid…
To start, fill a pint jar with cut strawberries and fresh basil leaves. Then pour the vodka into the jar. Fill it plum full so the fruit and herbs are completely covered. Then put it in a dark place and let the magic happen. Infusion time.
Really, two days is enough time to work the magic. Pour the vodka in through a strainer and put it in a bottle for use now or in a bit. I store my go-to vodkas in the freezer. Including this vodka. Ready for drinking when ever I need it.
Now, what are you waiting for? Go infuse some vodka.
- 16 ounces of strawberries sliced
- 5-6 basil leaves
- 10 ounces of vodka
- Place sliced strawberries and basil leaves, layered into a pint sized jar.
- Pour vodka over top of the fruit and herbs till completely.
- Let infuse for two days and then strain the vodka and store till ready to drink.