The Best Infused Mint Vodka
Have spare fresh mint growing your garden but have no idea what to do with it? Is it getting colder, and you’re worried about using up your herbs before winter rolls in?
Thankfully, there are several things that you can do with mint, one being to make mint vodka. This refreshing spirit is the perfect option during happy hour.
Plus, with the holidays coming closer, this is the best choice for those that want to make a homemade gift to your loved ones. I mean, who doesn’t love mint and chocolate? And a little bit of spiked hot cocoa during the winter is the best way to warm up.
If you’re interested in partaking in some mint vodka, read more to learn the recipe. Note that while there is no cooking involved, you must prepare to leave this steeping for around 5 days to even several weeks.
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Add all ingredients to a mason jar or tight container with a lid and close it. Shake the mixture well.
Let the mixture sit in a dark place for 5 days to several weeks, shaking once a day so it can steep.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer after desired time and then put it in bottles to store or gift.
Quicker Way to Make Mint Vodka?
For those wanting to make mint vodka and enjoy it the same day, especially if you’re trying to fit in fun and exciting cocktails to your party coming up, there are a few ways that you can create mint vodka and enjoy it within minutes.
All you need is some vodka, ice, a glass and mint. Muddling some mint and then adding some vodka is a great way to get the rich flavors of your herbs in a cocktail. it’s simple as it only takes a couple of minutes to help release those amazing flavors and scents.
Do you enjoy mint vodka but want more flavor in your spirits? There are several variations that you can do using not only different ingredients but different spirits as well.
Try using rum, gin, or even bourbon to enhance any spirit using the same process.
IF you want you can add in different herbs or fruits. Some interesting examples include berries, figs, basil, rosemary, and even cinnamon.
What to Use Mint Vodka In?
There are several options if you’re having trouble using up the last bit of your vodka. You can definitely include it in any baking that you have, or lemonade for a beautiful summer drink.
Or maybe you want a warm cozy night in with spiked cocoa for a minty chocolate, or tea!
Is This Mint Extract?
No, extract is a bit thicker and has a lot more flavor.
How to Make Extract?
It’s very similar to this recipe however, instead of 2 cups of vodka, just use 1 1/2 cups of vodka with 1 cup of fresh mint. You’ll want to store it in a dark place for around two months as well, and then strain your mixture.
Is Infusing Liquors Common?
If you enjoyed making this infused mint vodka recipe but want to make some more for your next parties.
Best Infused Liquors
Whether you want to enhance your spirits cabinet with more variations of liquor without spending a pretty penny or are just wanting to prepare for some amazing gifts for friends, these are some of the best infused liquor recipes you can try.
Cherry infused bourbon or vanilla and orange infused bourbon brings a wonderful fruity and sweet note to your drinks.
For more vodka recipe, you can take the mint to the next level with some candy cane infused vodka for pure peppermint bliss. Or maybe try out making your own coffee liqueur with Kahlua.
There are several combinations that you should check out that can make some amazing cocktails.
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