how to make grapefruit infused vodka

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I love grapefruit juice in cocktails.  Whenever I go to Locanda, one of my favorite restaurants in the city, instead of ordering off the cocktail menu, which is fantastic, I always seem to get the incredible bartender there to make me “something special.”  When he asks what flavor notes I enjoy, I find myself always bringing up grapefruit.  Ever since I had my first greyhound years ago, I have loved the combination of grapefruit and vodka – so refreshing without being overly sweet.  I decided to make a grapefruit-infused vodka a few weeks ago, and it couldn’t be simpler.  Having a bottle of this around is bound to liven up any cocktail party – it is excellent in a Venetian greyhound, regular greyhound and makes even a vodka soda more exciting.

Instructions continued after the jump>>>

Grapefruit Infused Vodka

Step 1:  Slice grapefruit into small enough slices to fit into a sealable jar.  I used a ruby red grapefruit because I love the color.

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Step 2:  Pour vodka over.  I used Ketel One vodka, but use your favorite good quality vodka.

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Step 3:  Let sit for at room temperature for 4-6 days, or until desired amount of “infusion” is achieved.

Step 4:  Pour vodka into fine mesh sieve to strain out grapefruit pieces and store in air tight container.

Step 5:  Bring a bottle of this to your next cocktail party and knock the other guests’ socks off.

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14 Responses to how to make grapefruit infused vodka

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  2. That’s a great idea! Really simple too.

  3. great idea…would make a lovely gift as well… lovely post..sarah

  4. Karen says:

    I love infusing vodkas. This would be perfect where grapefruits are in season.

  5. I love grapefruit in drinks or cocktails and your infused vodka couldn’t be easier, What a great idea!

  6. Reblogged this on Haute Mom Living and commented:
    This goes for grapefruit, pineapple and my favorite PEAR!!!

  7. Bonnie says:

    I have a 3 gallon mason jar with spout to make this in but wondering why I need to take the grapefruit out? All of the infusions I’ve had were always displayed in the beverage jar with the fruit in it. Isn’t that part of the beauty?

    • fleurdeselsf says:

      Hi Bonnie. I think that as long as you consume the infused vodka soon after making it (probably no more than 2 weeks) it should be fine to leave the grapefruit in. However, I am not sure whether it would continue to flavor the vodka over time such that by the end it would be overpowering….I haven’t tried it though so I would love to know what you think!

  8. Brian says:

    I added a little ginger. Was great

  9. paizleysun says:

    I press my grapefruit pcs thru a lime squeezer after infusion is finished then strain. Don’t want to waste any vodka!!! Lol…

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