Thursday, June 2, 2011

Drink | Herb-Infused Vodka

I have been talking about doing this for weeks so I'm really excited to finally be posting this! I got the idea to make herb-infused vodkas a few weeks back when I saw this post on Design*Sponge! It's seriously as simple as getting the vodka of your choice, buying and/or picking herbs, and putting them in a few lidded jars or bottles and allowing the mixture to infuse for several days. I started with some spring and summer basics: mint and basil.

HERB-INFUSED VODKA  |  Inspired by Ashley English for Design*Sponge

1  |  Clean and dry a glass container with an air-tight lid. Place several sprigs of whatever herb you’d like to infuse in the jar, along with additional flavoring agents, if using. Cover with vodka. Secure the lid tightly.

2  |  The amount of time required for infusing will vary. If infusing an herb by itself, allow up to two days, shaking the jar several times daily. If using additional flavoring agents, allow at least one week. Keep out of direct sunlight and store at room temperature during the infusing process.

3  |  Strain solids off using either a fine-mesh wire strainer, coffee filter or cheesecloth. Transfer the infusion back to the jar used for processing (after cleaning it out) or into a decorative bottle for gifting. Store the infusion in the refrigerator (and consume within 1 month) or the freezer (consuming within 2 months).

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