Blueberry Raspberry Strawberry And Blackberry Infused Vodka And New Years Eve Cocktail Recipes

Blueberry & Blackberry Infused Vodka + New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

If you are having a  New Year’s Eve bash this year, infused vodkas make a festive basis for some fabulous cocktails.  Or perhaps you are lucky enough to be attending a soiree held by someone else?  A fruity infused vodka makes a perfect hostess gift and is much more original than wine.  Start them now and they’ll be perfectly flavour-infused by the big night.

Berry Infused Vodka Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of berries such as blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 1L (750ml) of inexpensive vodka

Directions:

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off 3-4 strips of lemon rind.  Use the back of a paring knife to remove as much pith (white stuff) as you can.  Pith = bitter.  Add rind to a large mason jar.
  2. Add berries to jar and mash lightly.  Spilt vanilla bean in half an add it as well.
  3. Pour the entire bottle of vodka over the mixture, seal with a lid and shake.  Leave in a cool, dark place for 3 days.
  4. After 3 days, strain the infused vodka through a fine strainer or medium cheesecloth into a bottle.  Repeat straining in a finer cheesecloth for a clearer liquid (optional).

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Blueberry Nights

  • 1 oz blueberry infused vodka
  • 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1/2 oz ginger syrup
  • 3 oz soda

Blackberry Royale

  • 6 oz champagne
  • 1/2 oz blackberry infused vodka
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • garnish with floating cranberries
Strawberry Refresher
  • fresh mint leaves, muddled at bottom of glass with…
  • …the juice of 1/2 a lime
  • top with 2 oz strawberry infused vodka
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • 3 oz soda
Midori Melon Ball Drop adapted from this recipe.
  • 1 1/2 oz Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz raspberry infused vodka
  • 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • sugar for rimming
  • melon ball for garnish

Happy New Year!



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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Robin
    RobinDecember 29,11

    Thanks for doing this post. We haven’t made infused vodka for years. I have some wonderful blackberries in the freezer from the garden. I think an infused vodka is in order!

    Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Stevie
    StevieDecember 29,11

    Wonderful, Robin! Happy New year to you as well.

  3. Kim,USA
    Kim,USADecember 29,11

    I haven’t infused vodka and I might try one of the recipe here. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Cj foss
    Cj fossDecember 29,11

    How fun, festive and just in time for New Years! I’ll send you an invite to a new link party I’m going to start hosting on the weekends. please join and I’ll link to yours as well! Hugs, CJ

  5. The Southern Product Queen
    The Southern Product QueenDecember 29,11

    I love your blog, and your ideas! Super cute!

  6. Erin of Salvaged Whimsy
    Erin of Salvaged WhimsyDecember 30,11

    I saw vodka and came running over – is 10am too early to try some? Joking, it’s been one of those mornings though! I’ll probably be to bed by 9pm on NYE (2 babies – so I take sleep when I can get it). I noticed your pillows in your etsy store…they are stunning! Happy 2012!

  7. Peggy
    PeggyDecember 30,11

    Sounds delicious. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving kind words about my French country Bench. Have a great New Year.

  8. Shelia
    SheliaDecember 31,11

    Oh these sound so festive and sparkly for the New Year!
    Thank you for popping in to see me and I have to admit – I’ve never had figgy pudding! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Aimee
    AimeeJanuary 2,12

    I love making fruit infused vodka, although I will never make the mistake of tasting the fruit again! Thanks for sharing the recipes. Love your site.

  10. Honey
    HoneyJanuary 2,12

    Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

    Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

  11. Lora
    LoraJanuary 3,12

    Found your site from a link on You’re Talking too Much.

    Great post and gift idea. I’ll certainly give it a try!

    Lora

  12. Tabitha@simplyhome
    Tabitha@simplyhomeJanuary 3,12

    I found you on homestories a to z. I love you infused vodka I am sooo going to make it, Yummmm! Your blog is great and I am your newest follower. Please stop by and visit sometime!

  13. Sherry
    SherryJanuary 4,12

    This is a great idea! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  14. selenar
    selenarJanuary 20,12

    these look sooo delicious!! I would totally suggest adding the voli vodka pomtini to the list…we had those on new years

  15. andrea cammarata
    andrea cammarataFebruary 8,12

    ok…one word…YUM!!!!!!

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