Strawberry infused gin is an easy to make fruit flavored liquor that can be used in place or along with regular gin or other flavored spirits in a variety of drinks. Strawberry infused gin is quite wonderful served on its own over ice, and it can make a great accompaniment to a dessert of fresh fruit and cream or dark chocolate for a simple, easy finish to a good meal. When used in a martini, the strawberry flavor can add a new twist to a classic cocktail without being too obtrusive. This recipe makes one 750 mL bottle.
Things You'll Need
- 3 cups fresh strawberries, washed and very thinly sliced
- Large pitcher with top
- Plastic wrap (optional)
- 750 mL gin
- Reusable coffee filter
- Clean 750 mL bottle
- Paper or plastic label
- Waterproof marker
Put the thinly sliced fresh strawberries into a large pitcher and pour the 750 mL of gin over the strawberries. Cover the pitcher with the fitting top or plastic wrap.
Place the gin in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator for 21 days. Shake the pitcher daily to recombine the gin and strawberries for maximum flavor.
Strain the fresh strawberries out of the gin with a reusable coffee filter, catching the infused gin in a clean 750 mL bottle.
Place a label on the bottle. Date it and label the bottle accordingly with a waterproof marker.
Tips & Warnings
- If you want your gin to have a very subtle strawberry flavor, reduce the time before straining to only 10 days.
- Throw the infused gin out after the one year mark. Most of the special strawberry flavor will be gone by this point anyway.
- "The Bartender's Best Friend"; Mardee Regan; 2002
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