Strawberry Vodka. DIY Recipe. Simple Instructions.
This recipe for homemade strawberry vodka is a must for every summer cocktail list. Zero artificial colors or flavors. Simply fresh strawberry sweetness. You will never buy strawberry vodka in a store again!
Clean, remove the stems and cut strawberries into quarters.
Place the cut, clean strawberries into a mason jar.
Be sure you have a clean lid and jar ring that will fit.
Cover the strawberries with Vodka.
I don’t have an exact ratio but I am calling this a 1:1 ratio.
Cover the strawberries with enough vodka until they start to float.
Now the strawberries are going to start to release their color and flavor.
No need to heat this mixture. Just keep this strawberry vodka sealed and in a cool dry place.
After about 8 hours your strawberries have released all their yummy sweetness. You are welcome for this mixture to sit over night or even for a few days. It will just get more intense in flavor.
The vodka now has taken on a delightful rosy strawberry color.
Check out the beautiful strawberries. They have been taking a bath in vodka for a few hours and they are quite…. drunk.
Try one. Yup. Drunk Strawberries.
** I keep these strawberries in a container in the refrigerator and add them as an ingredient in certain cocktails.
Strain the berries
I strain the berries from the vodka using just a mesh strainer. The seeds and bits of strawberry will still be in the vodka with this method. If you prefer a clean liquid, you are going to want strain through several layers of fine cheesecloth. Or use a coffee filter.
I prefer the seeds and strawberry bits. It reminds me that this is vodka was made with REAL strawberries.
Store in an airtight container and enjoy!