Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Infuse, then imbibe...

Infuse, then imbibe.  This is my {brand new shiny} mantra.  My dabble in infused vodka seems to have peaked a few curious imbibers, so I thought I would share a recipe or two {or three}.

First, from Sweet Paul {I lovingly refer to him as Mr.Martha}:
Fig & Vanilla Infused Vodka
1 liter bottle
1 liter vodka
1/2 pound dried figs
1/2 vanilla bean {cut in half lengthwise}

Combine all ingredients in the bottle {I use this beautiful little bottle available here}.  Let stand one week.  Discard figs and vanilla beans.  Serve on the rocks in a tumbler with 1/2 fresh fig as a garnish.  I also did a modified version with pomegranates and cranberries {instead of figs}.

I spotted my second vodka adventure here, Coffee Vanilla Bean Liqueur {from Molly Watson at The Dinner Files}. Time will tell if I have the patience to wait four to six weeks for this delicious and dark liqueur to brew.

The third vodka adventure was truly an adventure.  I threw six candy canes into a pint of vodka {the plan is to serve it with homemade hot chocolate}.  It's still brewing...but it's already delicious.

Merry infusing.  Merry imbibing.


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love how you referred to Paul as Mr. Martha - so true! He rocks!

Krystal said...

this amazing recipe could be a problem! ha!

the runaway romantique said...

What a lovely winter drink recipe :) Thanks for sharing! You have such a lovely blog.

- the runaway

A Room For Everyone said...

That sounds incredible Leigha! I do like a touch of vodka so I'll be trying these..Rachaelxx

Charlotta Ward said...

OMG this sounds heaven! Love vodka (I am Swedish after all..) :)

One day we shall meet over one of these!

xx C

Kelle Dame said...

Yes, please!! what a perfect drink!
Have a fabulous week

Jenn said...

This sounds amazing! I need to find a reason to make this asap. Wait, I probably don't even need a reason! ;)

LLH Designs said...

Oh my goodness! Fig and vanilla! Love the sound of that combo! My last two card orders are going out today...wish I had some to celebrate!!!

Emily Rosey-Posey said...

ooo I am so making this for a party next week! better go buy a slightly silly amount of vodka.. :)

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