Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cucumber and Strawberry Vodka

I made cucumber vodka and strawberry vodka for my annual summery drinks party. I'd seen this recipe around the Web, and was really curious. I'm not a huge fan of vodka, except in my newly discovered love of homemade Bloody Marys, so I was mostly excited about the process. Basically, you cut up stuff, put it in a jar, fill the jar with vodka, and agitate twice daily for a few days. Then strain, chill, and hand out the tiny glasses and the aspirin.

Here are the two jars on the first day


Here are the jars on the second day:

Here's a photo of straining the strawberry vodka through coffee filters. It takes a while, because the little strawberry hairs clog up the works. I had to switch filters frequently. And look at the strawberries - all of the color has been leached out. Icky!


Here's a photo of the cucumber vodka, unstrained, still in the jar.

I didn't really care for either flavor, but everyone else seemed to.

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