Quick Strawberry Infused Vodka

by Tokyo Terrace on February 14, 2011

I remember being in elementary school, making shoe boxes decorated with Valentine’s Day doily hearts in pink and red, hoping I would get lots of chocolate and fun cartoon cards from my classmates. There was something about Valentine’s Day that brought everyone together. Maybe it was just because the “rule” was that you had to bring a Valentine for everyone. Still, I think the simple act of writing a name on a small card at the age of 8 can bring you to a new level of acceptance and, in a way, love for the people you may not even like very much.

As I got older, Valentine’s Day went from this sweet, simple concept to, “OMG! I need a date for Valentine’s Day!” Ugh. What misery. I mean, seriously- who thought up this crazy holiday anyway? If there was no date to be found, it became a men-are-stupid-who-needs-em-let’s-eat-chocolate-till-we-feel-sick sort of day. Actually, sometimes even with a date, this was the typical end to the day.

I still love Valentine’s Day though. All the pink hearts still find a way to make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Speaking of feeling warm and fuzzy, the strawberry-infused vodka I made the other day is perfect for a last minute Valentine’s Day cocktail. Rather than waiting for days or weeks for the fruit to infuse the vodka, I found a quick and easy way to create a pale pink vodka that tastes of pure strawberries.

Start with a bottle of vodka and 2 cups of strawberries. Take the 2 cups of strawberries and puree them in the food processor.

Put the puree in a fine mesh sieve and place it over a large bowl or pitcher. Slowly pour the vodka over the strawberry puree. Continue until you have poured the entire bottle over the strawberries. Store in an airtight container or strain back into the original vodka bottle. Keep in the refrigerator or freezer.

Simple, fresh, and festive. No matter what you find yourself doing on Valentine’s Day this year.


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  • Rochelle (Acquired Taste)

    I have yet to make an infused vodka due to the amount of time it takes. This sounds so simple and easy, it’s going on top of my list :D

  • http://ancientfirewineblog.blogspot.com/ Jason Phelps

    Infusions can take time for some ingredients. The process shown here is a neat way to get around that with berries that lend themselves to a quick hit. Very cool!

    Jason

  • Fuji Mama

    SO pretty!!!

  • http://www.freshnewengland.blogspot.com El

    Lovely post. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  • http://www.thatssoron.blogspot.com Thatssoron

    volka is good!

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com astrorainfall @ beauty box

    Very pretty and I bet really yummy as well….

  • http://comowater.com Tiffany

    I heart strawberry vodka! YUM!

  • http://www.strictlyfoodie.com Sade Williams

    Oooh! I had a similar drink at Bar Lubitsch in Los Angeles! I’m sure homemade tastes better and costs MUCH less.

    http://www.strictlyfoodie.com

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