Thursday, December 16, 2010

DIY: Espresso Infused Vodka (plus a bonus Espresso Martini recipe)

Posted by Kelly

Lets start our infusion frenzy with an Espresso Infused Vodka. This is the most simple recipe, yet sounds the most fancy. This will surely impress your friends and family, but not cause you a second of stress!

What You'll Need:
- 20 Espresso Beans
- 750 ml Vodka
- 1 Glass Jar

Step 1: Count and set aside 20 espresso beans.

They look pretty, smell wonderful, and one bag of coffee beans will make a lot of infusions!

Step 2: Put coffee beans in glass jar.

Step 3: Add vodka to jar and seal tightly.

Step 4: Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours shaking gently occasionally.

Step 5: Taste for preferred flavor intensity and allow to sit for another day if needed. 

Step 6: Strain vodka into original bottle then cap, label, and refrigerate until ready to use.

After straining the vodka back into the original bottle you have an opportunity to make your gift even more unique. You can create your own label like this one that I made:

You could also include a label or tag that suggests a drink recipe for the infused vodka.

Another cute option for an infused vodka present would be to create a "Do It Yourself" gift. Label the bottle, supply the ingredients (in cute packaging of course), and include the infusion recipe so they can try it out themselves!

Tie a fancy ribbon around the bottle and this infusion is a great Christmas present or housewarming gift for any time of year!