Blackberry Thyme Infused Vodka

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It’s that time of year when I start infusing alcohols for boozy homemade gifts like a mad woman. That means my kitchen turns into a science lab. Sorry, husband!   A bottle of booze is one of my favorite treats to bring to a party. BOOZE! In the past, I’ve made Limoncello, Amaretto, Strawberry Vodka, Cucumber Infused Vodka and Candy Cane Infused Vodka. This year I have this Blackberry Thyme number and a spicy bourbon infusion in the works. This pretty vodka infusion of blackberries & thyme is mildly sweet and slightly herbal. I can imagine it would be fantastic cut with some lemonade, ginger ale or some tonic. That color will turn some heads, no doubt.

And we’re off!

Three ingredients required.

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Blackberries, thyme & VODKA!

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Place the blackberries & thyme in a bottle.

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Top with vodka!

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Seal! Here we are at day one.

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By day four, the blackberries will release a lot of their juice and color.

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Pour the infused vodka over a fine mesh strainer. We want to discard the solids.

If you want a crystal clear vodka, pour liquid through a coffee filter.

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You might want to press some of the juice out of the blackberries. They’re full of vodka!

Also, I don’t recommend eating them. They’re super bitter and POTENT after a few days in vodka.

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Now we have two gifts!

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One for me. One for you. I’ll let you have the bigger one :)

 

Blackberry Thyme Infused Vodka

makes about 3 cups

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle vodka

Place blackberries and thyme in a large jar with a wide opening. Pour vodka on top and seal lid tightly. Store infusion in a cool dark place and agitate quickly once a day for four days.  Strain infused vodka into a large measuring cup fitted with a fine mesh strainer, pressing some of the juice from the berries. Transfer strained infused vodka to clean bottles. The infusion should last indefinitely if strained well.

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