Raspberry Lemon Infused Vodka

Lemon and Raspberry Martinis made with infused vodka and lemonade. from #DietersDownfall.comRaspberry Lemon Panna Cotta – Day One – Raspberry Lemon Infused Vodka

I really, really enjoyed this dessert. I liked that it was small. I liked that it wasn’t heavy.  I liked the little lemon cooler cookies that were too easy to pop into my mouth. But I LOVED the Martini. Raspberries and Lemon peels soaking in vodka… wonderful!

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta, Lemon Snowball Cookies, and Raspberry Lemon infused Vodka. from #DietersDownfall.comYou can infuse vodka with almost any fruit or flavor.

Heck, have you seen bacon vodka?? Yes, it’s totally a thing! However, I’m not sure if I’m interested in trying it. I think I’ll stick with the fruity flavors.

Infused Vodka with Raspberries and Lemons is worth the wait. from #DietersDownfall.com

Basically, all that I did was fill my bottle with a carton of raspberries and lemon peels from about six lemons. Then I just poured the vodka over the fruit, covered the container and left it in the fridge for a week. Maybe ten days, I honestly don’t remember…

(You’ll want to juice those lemons and save it for a yummy lemonade that made this martini.)

I gave it a shake every few days and just left it alone.

It’s so easy.

Raspberry and Lemon infused Vodka with homemade Lemonade.from #DietersDownfall.comOnce you think the vodka is sufficiently flavored,  just strain off the vodka and discard the fruit. Unless you want to try eating the raspberries… I tried one… and nearly lit the place on fire! That was one potent raspberry. Whew!

I toyed with the idea of making a Raspberry Limoncello, but decided I wanted an actual drinky drink. I searched around on the internet to find something that caught my attention, but I didn’t have all the alcoholic components that were required

So, I decided to use up all the lemon juice that I saved and just make some refreshing lemonade. It was the best decision I made on Friday!

Bright Pink Raspberry infused Vodka Martinis. from #DietersDownfall.comYes, you can buy already flavored vodka and lemonade, but it’s always so much better when you make it yourself.

Or, at least, I think so. Let me know if you think so too.

Raspberry Lemon Infused Vodka

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Raspberry and Lemon infused Vodka paired up with sweet lemonade. A delightful Martini on a warm night.
Ingredients
For the Raspberry Lemon Vodka
  • 1 pint Raspberries
  • Peels from 6 lemons
  • Vodka
For the Lemonade
  • Juice from 6 lemons
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
For the Infused Vodka
  1. Place the raspberries into a container.
  2. Remove the peel from the lemons. You don't want the white pith. Just the yellow peel.
  3. Pour over enough vodka to cover the fruit. I had just over a cup of vodka to cover my raspberries. Cover and refrigerate for 7 to 10 days. Shake every few days. The raspberries will start to fade and look pale when ready.
For the Lemonade
  1. Boil the water and add the sugar. Stir until the water is clear and all the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. I had 1.5 cups of lemon juice from my six lemons. Add equal amounts of lemon juice and simple syrup and stir. It will be strong and tart. You can add more water if you'd like to dilute it.
For the Martini
  1. Add equal parts infused vodka and lemonade to a shaker with ice and pour into a sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and raspberry.

Comments

  1. This looks so good…pretty pictures. pinned to try. found at monday funday. Have a great night.

  2. debattinella says:

    Hi Karyn! Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday – I’ll be featuring this – which happens to be one of my favorite drinks – on my blog on Sunday! Pinned also

  3. Stumbled!

  4. Yummmm! Your my kinda gal! Love this!

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