I made Lemoncello a few years ago for the holidays, and planned to do so again this year. Alas, I waited too long and missed my six week mark to put it together. If it doesn't sit long enough, it's just not as good.
I needed to make something I could pull out at Christmas time that was special and yummy...enter Pineapple Vodka (just like Capital Grille!)
The ingredients are simple: Fresh Pineapple and Vodka
The timing was perfect: 10 days
So, let's do this thing!
I cut my pineapple in quarters then sliced each quarter into thin-ish slices. I had a whole surface area theory going on, so I wanted the slices about 1/4 inch thick for maximum vodka / pineapple contact. I have no idea if this theory has an validity in the vodka-infusion scheme of things, but I'm going with it.
Layer your slices into some sort of glass container (this one with the spout could sit right on the bar during a party!)
Pour your vodka of choice over the fruit, making sure to cover fruit completely.
Close her up and wait...10 days...
I set the container in a quiet corner of my counter with no direct sunlight.
Because I was making it a bit ahead, I strained the vodka (through a coffee filter) into a glass bottle with a stopper (from IKEA) and placed in the freezer for later!
Now, to make a martini, place vodka in a shaker with ice and shake until frothy.
Pour into martini glass and garnish with fresh pineapple. Easy Peasy!
Oh! By the way! I couldn't part with all that vodka-infused fruit, so I stowed it away in the freezer with a plan for a pineapple daiquiri-ish kind of drink, too! Or maybe I could puree it in the blender and drizzle into the martinis for an extra punch of flavor?
Do you have any infused vodka recipes?