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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.
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! Keep your eyes peeled for the cocktail I made with this infused vodka, which will be up on the blog shortly!
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!
How to infuse 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!
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.
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Infused Green Apple Vodka
- 2 green apples (such as granny smith or golden delicious)
- 4 to 5 inches fresh ginger
- 8 ounces vodka of choice (240 ml)
- 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.