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Infused Green Apple Vodka with Ginger

April 3, 2019 (Last Updated: October 18, 2019)

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Infused Green Apple Vodka with Ginger is an easy to make flavored vodka. Perfect for making cocktails with, this homemade spirit is full of flavor, takes minutes to make and made with just three ingredients.
Green apple vodka in a glass jar

This recipe is a bit of a bonus one, I’ve been working up an idea for a new cocktail, and needed some apple vodka for it.  Our local booze store is amazingly stocked with all things alcohol related, but I couldn’t find any apple vodka, only sweet liqueurs, so I decided to make my own! I used this homemade infused vodka to make this Spiced Rum Cocktail with Apple Vodka recipe.

Make your own infused vodka

Infusing vodka at home is super easy and straight forward, and it’s a great way to add interest to your cocktails.  The flavors you can make are never ending, from berry infused vodka to bacon infused vodka to skittles vodka, which I made for favours at our wedding! All you need is a jar and a little patience and you can be mixing like a pro!

What is in this green apple vodka?

There are just 3 ingredients needed to make this flavored vodka:

  • Green apples: I used golden delicious but granny smith will also work well
  • Fresh ginger
  • Vodka: Your favorite brand

Vodka being poured over green apples

How to make green apple vodka

For this infused vodka, I used green apples and ginger.  Simply cut the apples and ginger into chunks, put in a sealable glass jar, and then pour your vodka of choice over the top.  I used Iceberg vodka as it has a very clean taste to it. Seal the jar, and then pop in a cupboard for 3 to 4 days to let the flavours develop. Once ready, strain the vodka and it’s ready to go!

Does infused vodka need to be refrigerated?

Whilst the vodka is infusing with the green apples and ginger, keep it in a cool dark place – a kitchen cupboard is fine.  Once it’s made, you can store in a fridge, freezer or cupboard – it won’t effect it’s flavour, just keep it out of direct sunlight.  If you are making this for shots, frozen would be my storage of choice!

Top down shot of green apple vodka in a glass jar

How to strain infused vodka

For this green apple vodka, because the chunks of the ingredients are quite big and don’t really fall apart, I just used a kitchen sieve to strain it.  If you are using soft fruit or candy, a cheese cloth works best so that you aren’t left with bits in your drink!

Homemade Green Apple Vodka with Ginger

I find buying flavored vodkas from the store to be a bit hit and miss. They tend to be on the cheaper side and not as smooth and they can also quite sickly sweet.  By infusing vodka at home, you are using natural ingredients, and if you use a good vodka, you won’t get that artificial taste.

Top tips to make this green apple vodka

  • Ensure that your apples and ginger are fresh for the best flavors.
  • Use your favorite vodka, something with a clean taste works the best.
  • Ensure that the apples and ginger are fully covered by the vodka, and when the apples start to brown, strain it.
  • While the vodka is infusing, store it in a dark place.
  • The strained vodka has a long shelf life so feel free to make a bigger batch!

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Green Apple Vodka in a jar next to sliced apples

Infused Green Apple Vodka

Infused Green Apple Vodka with Ginger is an easy to make flavored vodka. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 (makes approximately 8 ounces)
Calories: 92kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples (such as granny smith or golden delicious)
  • 4 to 5 inches fresh ginger
  • 8 ounces vodka of choice (240 ml)

Instructions

  • Cut the apples into bitesized chunks.  Peel the garlic and cut into chunks.
  • Add the apples and ginger to a sealable glass jar, pour over vodka so it covers the apples and ginger.
  • Seal and store in a cupboard for 4 days.
  • After 4 days, use a sieve to strain the vodka.

Notes

  • Ensure that your apples and ginger are fresh for the best flavors.
  • Use your favorite vodka, something with a clean taste works the best.
  • Ensure that the apples and ginger are fully covered by the vodka, and when the apples start to brown, strain it.
  • While the vodka is infusing, store it in a dark place.
  • The strained vodka has a long shelf life so feel free to make a bigger batch!
Nutritional value based on 1 of 8 servings and is an approximation.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane Saunders
    August 26, 2019 at 8:37 am

    5 stars
    Infusing alcohol is one of my guilty pleasures, so I’m always on the lookout for new flavours to try out. Green apple reminds me of the Jelly Belly flavour, so I fell for this recipe quickly. It’s so good in cocktails.

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      August 26, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Jane! It’s such a great way of adding a kick of flavor to drinks!

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