Well you all know by now that I love Vodka…
And who doesn’t like blackberries right?
The other day after Bill and I picked bucket fulls of blackberries, well I picked a bucket full, he only got a 1/2 bucket, apparently I can out pick him…nuff said.
Anyways, I digress…his buddy on Facebook said we should make blackberry infused Vodka, and then use the blackberries that were left over on our toast. Now I don’t know about the getting hammered before work while eating toast thing, I am pretty sure that would be frowned on, but the infused Vodka idea sure works for me.
So I googled.
I found a recipe.
Seriously it took me all of about 2 minutes to do, now I have to wait for a week for it to infuse.
Here is what you do…
You will need one mason jar with lid, I used a 1 litre jar.
- 2 cups or so of fresh cleaned blackberries (I added blueberries to mine, cause I am a rebel, and I have tons of them this year)
- Enough Vodka to fill the jar to the top (I used about half of a 26′er, maybe a little more)
Take the berries and put them in the bottom of the jar, I squished mine down. At this point you can sprinkle the berries with some sugar if you would like, it speeds up the infusion process and deepens the flavor. I passed on the sugar as I don’t want it to be sweet.
Take your bottle and seal tightly, store either in the refrigerator or at room temperature, keep out of direct sunlight.
Let infuse for at least a week.
Serve over ice or mix with Tonic or Club Soda or even lemonade for a refreshing summer drink!!
And look!!! You did it yourself!!!
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