Strawberry Vodka
Makes about 1 quart (1L)
Sean mentioned that he normally drinks this straight, very well-chilled (because he stores it in the freezer.) He offered that he did make a cocktail with 3 parts strawberry vodka, 1 part sweet vermouth and a dash of Campari but said that you could also add a drizzle of it to a glass of sparkling wine of Champagne for a kir-like concoction. I drank it just over ice, and it was fabulous.I used inexpensive vodka since it’s just a neutral base for the strawberries. You could add a split vanilla bean or some black peppercorns to the infusion to jazz it up, if you wish. Frugal-types might ask about what to do with the strawberries after they’re used. If you taste one, you’ll find that all of their flavor has been extracted, but you could use them to bulk up a batch of strawberry jam. –david
One bottle (750ml) vodka
2 pints (about 1 1/4 pounds, 575g) strawberries, organic or unsprayed
1. Rinse, hull, and quarter the strawberries and place them in a glass container with lid. Add vodka, cover, and agitate the jar.
2. Store in cool, dark place (such as a kitchen cabinet) for 3 to 7 days, swirl around once a day.
3. After 3 to 7 days, strain with cheese cloth. If you want it really clear, strain again through a coffee filter.
4. Store in a bottle – such as the original vodka bottle – and use at your discretion.