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How to make flavor-infused vodka

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Homemade flavored vodkas

Flavored vodkas are hot - as evidenced by the ever-growing marketplace selection ranging from ordinary vanilla or citrus vodka to the whimsical vodkas infused with chocolate or root beer. Because of their popularity, quality flavored vodkas don't come cheap. But you can frugally add your own signature flavor to plain vodka by making infused vodkas at home. Here's how.

Apples and Cinnamon Infused Vodka

Bottle of infused vodkaMakes 1 (750 ml) bottle of vodka

Ingredients

  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 6 large red apples, sliced, cored
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of vodka

Directions

  1. Combine cinnamon sticks and apples in a large jar.
  2. Pour vodka into jar and let chill for a few days or until desired flavor is achieved. Strain through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
  3. Store in original bottle.

Ginger Infused Vodka

Makes 1 (750 ml) bottle of vodka

Ingredients

  • 3-inches fresh ginger root, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of vodka

Directions

  1. Add ginger to a large jar.
  2. Pour in vodka and let infuse in the refrigerator until desired flavor is achieved.
  3. Strain through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
  4. Store in original bottle.

Oat and Honey Infused Vodka

Makes 1 (750 ml) bottle of vodka

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of vodka

Directions

  1. Add honey and oats to a large jar and top with vodka
  2. Seal with a lid and shake well.
  3. Let chill 5 days or until desired flavor is achieved, shaking the bottle every day.
  4. Strain vodka through cheesecloth or coffee filters. Pour into original bottle and keep chilled until ready to use. Shake well before using.

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