Friday, June 12, 2009

Raspberry vodka

Raspberries are in season, and that means one thing (besides piles of delicious raspberries with breakfast, of course): raspberry vodka.

It is, of course, an Ina Garten recipe, from Barefoot Contessa Parties! It's easy enough that I can reproduce it almost in entirety right here:

Put one pint of raspberries in a waterproof container. Pour in one 750 mL bottle of vodka.


Allow to sit for one month. Then enjoy delicious raspberry vodka.

I have done this before, and over the month-long soaking period, the raspberries gradually leech out all their flavor - and color - into the vodka. A month seems a long time to soak, but this mixture tastes better than any flavored vodka I have tried.

As you can see, the raspberries are still pink, but even overnight they lost some color. At the end of one month, the vodka will be deep red, and the raspberries will be eerily gray and brain-like. I will be sure to post followup pictures of the concoction.

1 comment:

Dave Musser said...

Well, there's not much to say about this. It tastes like raspberries, and it's incredibly alcoholic... what more could one ask for from a drink?

I'm always a little disturbed at how the raspberries look at the end, however. Let's just say you wouldn't want to eat those after the process is complete. :)