Elderberry Infused Vodka
Elderberries grow wild here. They produce a cluster of small purplish fruit that ripen starting mid-August through the beginning of October. Two trees in the same location can ripen a good month apart.
Istarted this recipe about 8 weeks ago. It was during the middle of the summer so I had time to forage for fresh berries, remove them from their stems and then soak them in a quart of vodka.
Elderberries are a teeny little fruit with a fairly large seed. Many people gather them and use them in different recipes like this elderberry tea!
After several weeks, I drained the elderberries and left behind was a purplish vodka with a slightly fruity flavor. The remaining berries were devoid of the purplish color.
Another recipe I make using vodka is Moscow Mules.
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- 2 cups fresh elderberries
- 1 quart vodka
- Place elderberries in a glass jar.
- Pour vodka over top and cover with a lid.
- Let vodka mixture sit for 6-8 weeks until color has developed.
- Strain off berries.
- Use elderberry vodka in place of regular vodka in any drink.
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