What a better way to enjoy the fruits of your labor in the garden than to have a cocktail. The raspberries are ready and the heat is here. That means it’s time to make some raspberry infused vodka from this easy recipe.
The process is fairly simple. Pick roughly a quart of raspberries and place them in a container that can be sealed, like a jar. I often use an apple juice bottle. Next select a 750-milliliter bottle of your favorite vodka, I use Monopolowa. Pour the vodka over the raspberries and then seal the container. Let it sit for at least a week. Next, after a week or so strain the vodka with a fine-mesh sieve into another container. With a spoon mash the raspberries into the sieve to extract as much of the juice as possible. The leftover pulp from raspberries can be composted.
Now you need a cocktail recipe to enjoy the raspberry infused vodka with. A very simple recipe is the classic vodka and lemonade. Take a tall glass, fill it with ice, two ounces of the raspberry infused vodka and top it off with lemonade. Enjoy and relax.
Another recipe is one I found in Willi Galloway’s book Grow Cook Eat, Raspberry –Infused-Vodka Spritzers. It calls for two ounces of chilled raspberry vodka mixed with four ounces of club soda and fresh lime juice from one lime wedge. Then add ice and garnish whole raspberries and mint.