cool me down – serving suggestions for trio of infused vodkas

So you’ve made your infused vodkas – how do you enjoy them?

Also, share any ideas in the comments below.

For links to the infused recipes click on the name:

Vanilla infused vodka

Raspberry infused vodka

Limoncello

simple serving suggestions

They are all tasty as a shot on their own. This allows you to the pure flavours. You could also serve neat, and again enjoy the flavours slowly.

Again, in a glass with ice and topped with soda water will allow you to taste the pure flavour.

getting fancy (recipes are written for one)

limoncello

I was driving home from work and had the idea of adding thyme to the limoncello;

Pick 2-3 sprigs of thyme and put these in a cocktail shaker. Muddle (I don’t have a proper muddling stick so I just use a pestle)
Add a shot of the limoncello.
And some ice cubes.
Shake well.
Pour into a chilled short glass or a short glass with ice. Top with soda water and a curled lemon peel or 1/8 tsp of lemon zest (a very small amount or you won’t taste the thyme)
Enjoy.

raspberry vodka

This isn’t very fancy. I’ve tried adding a half shot of Campari or white rum but this just takes away from the raspberry flavour. Would work with a tall or short glass.

A shot of raspberry vodka over ice.
Top with soda.
Add mint.
Enjoy.

You could also muddle the mint with the shot to gain more mint flavour.
Shake well over ice, and pour into a chilled glass or glass with ice.
Enjoy.

I haven’t tried but I think pomegranate seeds as an addition would also work. As would some finger lime pulp – or I like to say – citrus caviar. Pomegranate or finger lime pulp would add little yummy bursts of flavour. Just add before you serve. I will definitely have this when our fruit from these trees has ripened.

vanilla vodka

2 ways;

Courtesy of Cass:

As a shot, per person:
Pour a ½ shot of vanilla vodka and a ½ shot of Grand Marnier into a cocktail shaker.
Add ice. Shake well.
Pour into chilled shot glasses.
Enjoy.

or

Would work with a short or tall glass.
Into a chilled glass or glass with ice, pour a shot of vanilla vodka.
Top with soda water and a curled orange peel.
Enjoy.

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