Rose Infused Vodka

(DISCLAIMER: This is an old school blog post using photos taken with my iPhone 5. Vintage.)

(I wonder if I can express this recipe exclusively through pictures?)

I think that was pretty clear. If not, as always, the recipe card is at the end of the post.

Now the patience part of this recipe comes into play. Store it an a cool dry place. Against the wall on your kitchen counter is a good place. Start out infusing it overnight or a few hours if you make this early in the day. Then keep checking on it. Look for the color you want. Smell it. Taste it. 

Basically, you want it to smell like roses and have a slight floral taste and nice rose colored hue. If you infuse it longer than overnight you need to be watching it every now and then because it can turn from floral to funky on you.

This is the how it looked when I decided to stop infusing it:

You want the rose buds to lose all their color and flavor and infuse into the voddie.

Now strain the vodka:

Store in the fridge for a few weeks (although it would be so sad if it lasted that long in your fridge).

If you're like me then you usually store your hard liquor in the freezer. This liquor is now a liqueur of sorts, so you don't wanna freeze it. Cuz it will actually freeze. No bueno.

Enjoy! I'm waiting for it it to chill and then I'm gonna play around with cocktail recipes. After taking a straight shot of it first of course. ;)

 

RECIPE

Ingredients:

1 quart of vodka
1 cup of dried rose buds
funnel and strainer (optional but makes your life easier)
patience

Directions:

Place the vodka and rose buds in an airtight container.

Shake the container a little bit and store in a cool dry place overnight.

The next morning taste the vodka. Good way to start the day. Haha. At this stage my vodka had a nice rose color to it and the flavor was pronounced yet not overwhelming so I stopped there and strained it into a nice little bottle (optional) and stored it in the fridge.