Sunday, June 26, 2011

Basil Infused Vodka

Oh snap, it's the weekend! We thought we'd try our hand at infusing some spirits this summer. First up, Basil Infused Vodka...Pretty easy stuff here.

Start by picking your ingredient which may be the toughest part. You can infuse most fruits, herbs and spices so there's plenty of room for creativity. We went with basil from our new little herb garden.

Chives, Parsley & 2 Basil plants for those keeping score at home.

We followed these guidelines. Just find a sealed container for your liquor. We went with an aqua blue mason jar. The directions suggest throwing the entire leaf and stem in. Pour in your liquor of choice, shake, and toss in the fridge. The directions also suggest shaking the container 3-5 times a day.  

After four days it was time to try this concoction and what better way to enjoy summer than with a basil vodka tonic. Taking a small sip of just the basil vodka I could taste the subtle basil flavor. 

There she is. We found the monogram "L" glass at a thrift store for 50 cents.

I decided to leave the basil in there through the weekend. So in all, we left the basil in the vodka for 7 days and think that'll be just enough to get some good infusion.

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