Blueberry Infused Vodka

January 4th, 2011 - 1:58am by Slye Fox

After great success infusing vodka with ginger, I decided to try it with blueberries as they're my favorite fruit. Also, the blueberry vodkas out there are generally clear and don't match the expectation of a blue colored cocktail.

Blueberry Infused Vodka

  • fresh blueberries
  • good quality vodka
  1. Wash the blueberries and pick out the duds.
  2. Using a small knife pierce the skin of each blueberry and add it to a mason jar until 3/4 full. Puncturing the berry allows the vodka access to the fruits internals and will steep much faster. (You could save a lot of time here by crushing the berries, but you'll end up with a ton of residue that is harder to filter out later.)
  3. Add vodka to each jar to fill.
  4. Screw on the lids tightly and shake. Store the jars in a cool dark place for at least 2 months. The longer the storage, the stronger the infusion. Shake the jars every other day or so until ready.
  5. After a couple months of storage, strain the jars into glass bottles with a metal coffee filter. (If you did the berry slicing method, there should be almost no residue and this will go quickly and easily.)
January 5, 2011 - 9:29pm
Kelly O says:

Sounds delicious! But no way I can wait two months for a drink!

January 5, 2011 - 2:38pm
Slye Fox says:

That what all the other booze is for. ;)

January 5, 2011 - 10:26pm
Rob says:

After sampling a $30 bottle of horseraddish infused vodka my friend bought at Surdyk's...I bought a horseraddish root, placed some slivers in a cheap bottle of Phillips. After 7 days, the flavor was so strong you coudln't tell I had used Phillips! Wonderful in a bloody. I brought it by Otter's 1 Sun afternoon and left some for Opel to add to the day's bloodies...got a very positive review :)

January 5, 2011 - 2:40pm
Slye Fox says:

Some things infuse better than others. Ginger for example takes a long time. I bet the horseradish was pretty efficient. Like jalapenos or similar. I happen to have a bottle of brandname horseradish vodka that is definitely excellent in bloodys along with Absolut Peppar.