Sunday, June 16, 2013

DIY Rhubarb Infused Vodka

Making your own DIY rhubarb-infused vodka isn't tricky at all.  All you need is two ingredients: rhubarb and vodka.  The only hard part is waiting the five days until it's ready before drinking it.


Preparation:

1. Have handy a large mason jar or sealable glass container large enough to accommodate the amount of vodka you have.  Chop rhubarb in 3/4-inch pieces to almost fill it, leaving about an inch or two free at the top of the container.
2. Pour the vodka over the rhubarb in the jar and fill to the top.
3. Seal the jar tightly.
4. Shake it.
5. Place the jar in a dark spot in your cupboard for five days.  Shake the jar occasionally to get everything stirred up.
6. When the rhubarb has infused the vodka sufficiently, the color of the liquid will be pink.  Taste the infusion to see if it's to your liking.  Leaving it for a few more days will make it stronger.
My jar lost a little volume during the tasting process.

7. Strain the vodka through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or jug.  Strain it again through cheese cloth if you want it to be very clear and not cloudy.  I strained mine into a vodka bottle with a cheesecloth-lined funnel.
8. Enjoy your rhubarb-infused vodka on the rocks or in a cocktail.




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