After reading a magazine article about making flavored alcohol, I gave it a whirl. I don't know why I never did this before! Making my own infused spirits was not only easy, it was delicious! I now have a rotating supply of spirits in my refrigerator depending on what's in season and on sale at the store.
The above picture uses strawberry vodka, and I also have peach and blueberry versions in the fridge at the moment. It's rather simple
A clear spirit such as vodka or rum
Cut the fruit into 1 inch pieces, or if using blueberries, give them a light mash. Place in mason jar, cover with the desired spirit, screw the lid on, and give it a few gentle shakes. Keep in the refrigerator and invert to stir every 2-3 days. Most are ready after 2 weeks depending on how much flavor you want to infuse. Strain off the fruit into a clean jar. Keeps...well, I'm not sure, I usually run out before then.
For strawberry, I recommend a simple spritzer. Juice half a lime into a class, add 2 ounces strawberry vodka, and top with soda water.
For peach, you could try Peach Sangria from one of my fellow bloggers over at "What's Cookin'"
I'm hoping I can work the blueberry into some sort of martini. Ideas?