blueberry infused vodka

     It's blueberry season and I'm on a marathon quest to preserve them in a myriad of ways, one of which is a quick infused blueberry vodka. It takes only a few days to marinate in a dark place and the reward is a brilliant blueberry tasting vodka ready to pour over ice or use in a drink.

     Inspired by Susan Elia MacNeal's book, Infused, I have made a u-turn from making all liqueurs with fresh summer fruits to also making infusions. And this summer, more than ever, it seems like a ritual to make summer not go away. A way to preserve summer in a bottle and make it last all year. I have a long shelf in the basement filled with bottles of fresh fruit liqueurs I have been making. Oh, summer, please don't go away!

     All you need are sterilized ball jars. You put the blueberries in a saucepan and cook them over medium heat just until the juices begin to release.

blueberry infused vodka
     Then put them in a Ball Jar and top up with vodka. It's that easy. In 4-5 days, after letting them rest in a dark place, you have blueberry infused vodka—a beautiful color and a beautiful drink.

blueberry infused vodka

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  1. Ekaterina August 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm -

    wow! It’s great!
    I hade Blueberry Vodka made by absolut http://bestvodka.net/absolut/
    but now will make it home by myself)))
    thank you bro!

  2. Gluten Free August 18, 2012 at 9:58 am -

    Reminds me of my favorite fruit! Watch out though as those teeny tiny pieces that you serve yourself end up to be the whole cake!

  3. Hillary Davis August 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm -

    No problem! Let me know how it turned out!

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