Drink Me: Homemade Cucumber Vodka

I’m a fan of flavored vodka. I just don’t like paying an arm and a leg for something so easy to make. Recently I made cucumber vodka. All in all it took about ten minutes and cost about seven dollars to make a pint.

Pour one pint of good quality vodka into a clean non-reactive container.
Make sure the lid fits well.
Grate 1/2 of an English cucumber into the container.
Seal and leave the mix in your refrigerator for at least a week.
Strain the vodka and enjoy.

Once its steeped I’m partial to a Pickled Martini.

Mix two ounces cucumber vodka and 1/2 an ounce of dry vermouth in a shaker over ice. Add a splash of pickle brine and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a cucumber slice.

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  1. #1 by norbertthefirst on June 28, 2011 - 2:02 am

    This sounds delicious. I wonder if this process would work with other fruits and veggies…

    • #2 by Dani on June 28, 2011 - 8:03 am

      It works well with a lot of flavors. Throw in some vanilla or strawberries. My next experiment will be tomato.

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