It’s the age old question: How to infuse vodka? Am I right? Doesn’t everyone sit around thinking about how to do this? Ok, maybe its just me….and my boozy group of friends, but I must say, this was a fun project nonetheless. For Christmas eve this year, we did a white elephant gift exchange, and one of the gifts floating around was this vodka infuser thingy called The Vodkazinger. I didn’t end up with it, thank god, because one showed up in my stocking on Christmas day!
Two weeks ago when I was in Dallas, my sister in law took me to Central Market to check out their Citrus Fest event. She had heard on the radio that they were selling pink lemons, so we had to go check it out. (It’s true. I bought some.) This place was awesome, and I left with several bags of exotic citrus, none of which I had ever heard of. Ugli fruit, limequats, pink lemons, and sweet limes. Once I got home, I began to wonder what the heck I was going to make with all this fancy fruit. That’s when I remembered the Vodkazinger. PERFECT! I opted to infuse some ugli vodka, not only because it sounds funny, but I also thought it would be super tasty. Ugli fruit is a cross between a grapefruit, orange, and tangerine for those who don’t know (don’t worry, I didn’t know either)
To infuse vodka using the Vodkazinger, all you do is grind up fruit, pour vodka in, shake, let sit, drink! Super easy, and its all self contained (and dishwasher safe!) The ugli vodka was as delish as I imagined. I mixed it with soda water we also made at home using our new Soda Stream (another Christmas gift). Aren’t we oh-so-artisanal now?
This method of infusing vodka might not save you any money. After all, I think those flavored vodkas and regular vodka are the same price, but it will definitely save you from consuming a bunch of yucky artificial additives. Besides, I don’t think Smirnoff sells ugli vodka.