I started seeing fresh seasonal strawberries at the farmers market last week, which made me very excited about the future blog post (s). Spring is actually here, and many beautiful produce will start showing up soon after this week. How fun!!!
It might be that seasonal strawberries have become one of my favourite fruit even since I moved to the U.S. They are naturally sweet, juicy, beautiful and always delicious. I can’t get enough of them. If you give me a choice between visiting a berry farm or a vineyard, I would definitely pick the first one. Crazy, huh? 🙂
3 packs of strawberries and 1 bottle of unflavoured vodka later, lo and behold, strawberry cordial was made.
Though I have a feeling that I will be making a lot of strawberries recipes going forward, this recipe needs to be done first because it takes about 2-4 months to be ready. So you should definitely make this infused vodka right now, and it will be ready when Summer comes around in June 🙂
But before you start going crazy making your own ‘moonshine,’ you should know about the following law:
- Check your local & state laws in your area carefully regarding home infusing & legal drinking age
- There are no laws against making infusions or home vatting, providing you use spirits purchased from retailers, wholesalers or producers.
- You are NOT allowed to sell the infusions you create, but you can give them as gifts or party favors; again, check the law in your area.
Drink responsibly, my friend 🙂
- Glass jars
- Strawberries, rough chopped
- unflavored vodka
- a splash of strawberry juice
- strawberry syrup, optional
- Immersing jar & lid in boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain & dry on a rack. Fill a jar up with strawberries, add a splash of strawberry juice, and pour vodka until the liquid completely covers strawberries.
- Close with lid and let it infused for 1-3 months in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Check the intensity often; you may want to let it infused more or less time.
- Strain and change to another sterilized glass jar. Add strawberry syrup as much as you like; you might not want to add all of it. Taste & close the lid tightly.
- Let it rest in a cool place out of direct sunlight for another 30 days. You can have it rested for a year or more IF you can wait that long 🙂
- check your local & state laws in your area carefully regarding home infusing & legal drinking age
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