BBC Good Food sent me this summer drink recipe this week and it looks really good.
1. Put the 350g raspberries, strawberries, lemon zest and caster sugar in a bowl and crush with a potato masher. Add the vanilla pod, mix well and leave for 2 hours until the fruit starts to become really juicy.
2. Cover the fruit with the vodka, mix well, cover and chill for at least 3 days, or until needed.
3. Strain the vodka through a fine mesh sieve [Or muslin*] then decant into a clean bottle.
Pour a measure of the vodka into a tall glass, add a few fresh raspberries, blueberries and the slices of nectarine.
Top up with chilled cava or soda and ice to serve.
* That's me not the BBC! I dont have a fine gauge sieve and will be using a muslin lined funnel.
I do 'strawberry shortcake' vodka last year which was simply delicious. A friend gave me the recipe.
Open vodka bottle. Pour off/Drink four shots!
Then squeeze in macerated strawberries, 2 tbls sugar, zest of half a lemon, and half a pack of sliced almonds.
Ive also used ground almonds which worked well.
And skittles, and starburst fruit chews!
I use the cheapest, nastiest Sainbury's vodka which I then pass through my Brita water filter 4 times.
It makes *SUCH* a difference. Very smooth in the end.
I know the The Revolution Bar chain serves only vodkas. They do scores of flavours, some more delicious than others! Wheatgrass maybe good for you, but its vile tasting on it own and even worse in a vodka!
When we did the skittles vodka, (two packs in the bottle) we put the whole bottle in the dishwasher and the sweets all melted into a gooey candy. It was a pretty pink colour in the end. We froze it with no problem after it cooled down.
It was an outrageous party drink. It occurs to me that lemon sherbet boiled sweets would make a fun vodka.
I bet blueberry and lemon would be gorgeous too. Im going to try those two.