Last week, David Leibovitz’s blog had a delicious-looking guest post on strawberry vodka. Soon after that, TasteSpotting and FoodGawker exploded with entries showcasing different fruit-infused vodkas. Since everyone else was doing it…
Yeah, I hopped on the infused vodka train.
Ripe strawberries smell so good! And after three days in a tightly sealed jar with said berries, the vodka smelled pretty good too. One whiff and I had visions of delicious strawberry-flavored cocktails dancing before my eyes.
Some people say summer is all about the beach and weekend cook-outs…I say it’s about the drinks. Gotta stay hydrated in the heat, you know! And what’s better for the body and soul on a hot summer day than lemonade? Strawberry Lemonade. With vodka.
Twisted Strawberry Lemonade
– 2 cartons ripe strawberries, quartered
– 1 750-ml bottle of vodka
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 cup water + 4 more cups for diluting
– 1 cup lemon juice
(1) In a large jar or other seal-able container, combine strawberries and vodka. Soak for 3 days, swirling jar every day.
(2) Strain vodka into a large pitcher filled with ice. Set aside.
(3) In a pot, heat 1 cup water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off heat, and let syrup cool. Then, add syrup to the pitcher.
(4) Pour remaining 4 cups water and lemon juice into the pitcher. Stir until well combined.
(5) Serve with more ice. The colder the better!
This would be awesome for a spring get together.
Have you tried this with leaving the strawberries in? I know I enjoy alcohol-soaked fruits!
I have not, but I think it’s a great idea! I love alcohol-soaked fruits too 🙂
If I can’t use sugar, what would the substitute quantity be for artificial sweetener? Sounds delicious!
Hmm, unfortunately I’m not sure b/c I’ve never tried using artificial sweetener. I don’t know if the artificial stuff is more/less sweet than sugar, but I imagine you can do an equal substitution. Maybe try using half the amount first and then adjusting up based on your taste preferences?