I've got a new obsession. Let's be clear. I have a new obsession every few weeks, but this one is cracking me up. It's called a podcast. And they're funny, people. Hilarious.
Let me stop here for a minute. I know that many of you are already familiar with such things as a podcast. But if you don't know, I'll explain. A podcast is similar to a radio broadcast. It's just broadcast across the internet instead of across the airwaves. Just as with regular radio shows, these podcasts have themes and regular hosts. They don't have to be funny, but why would you listed to a podcast if it wasn't entertaining?
My favorite podcast these days is hosted by Joy The Baker. And even though it's called the Joy The Baker podcast, Joy is actually having a discussion with Tracy from the Shutterbean blog. They talk about everything that you care about, everything that you don't care about, and sometimes they even talk about food. They have the most hilarious commentary ever and it's totally worth listening to every week.
What does this have to do with infusing vodka? I'll tell you. In one of these podcasts, Tracy mentioned that she likes to infuse strawberries into vodka. I'm not mad at her. I love this idea and ran out to purchase mason jars to do the exact same thing myself.
Strawberry Infused Vodka
recipe from the Shutterbean blog
- 1lb strawberries, hulled and chopped roughly
- 750mL vodka (I used Skyy but any kind is fine)
1) Fill a mason jar or other sealable container with the strawberries.
2) Add the vodka almost to the top of the container.
3) Seal the container and store in a cool, dark place for 7 days.
4) Agitate the container daily. (Try to do it twice each day, but if you forget it's fine.) DO NOT open the container before the 7 days are up.
5) When the vodka is ready, use a sieve to separate the strawberries from the liquid. You can also choose to strain using a coffee filter if you don't want to have small dregs of strawberry seeds in your vodka. (I didn't care so I just strained the vodka once using a sieve.)
6) Store the vodka in the refrigerator so that it's well chilled.
There are so many things you can do with this vodka. Some of my personal faves include adding the vodka to cupcake frostings, drinking it chilled by itself, and including it in a mixed drink. My favorite strawberry-infused vodka mixed drink? A Strawberry G&T. Yeah, get that strawberry gin and tonic. I like my drink with a splash of lemon juice as well to make it a little tart. And if I'm being super creative (also known as a super lush), I also add in a splash of tequila. Do you see where this is going? So versatile. Love it.
Now get your drink on.