12.09.2012

Glorious Pineapple Infused Vodka...


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?

10 comments :

  1. Oh that would make a lovely pressie for my sister in law, she loves infused vodkas.

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  2. This mixed with Cranberry juice would be so delish!! I might make some after the holidays!!

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  3. Sounds Yummy! Drove past the Capital Grill yesterday and renewed my craving for their cheesecake....

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    1. Oh don't remind me! Love that stuff and I only get to go once a year!

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    2. Typically me too and Saturday night might just be the night :)

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    3. Have a pineapple martini and the cheesecake for me! Oh, and the porcini dusted steak!

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    4. All of the above sound delish! :)

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  4. Never heard of this drink before. Have to try it sometime, thank you for the recipe.

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