Hey, friends—happy Friday! I know it's not officially summer yet but it sure feels like it, so I'm thinking it's time for us to start talking Summery DIYs! I'm excited to share some simple projects with you that I'm totally loving this summer, starting with my Homemade Strawberry-Flavored Vodka!
I've been making this berry-infused vodka for years. The procedure couldn't be easier. The length of the project depends on how strawberry-y you'd like your booze (I like to infuse the vodka for at least a week, but you can cut that down to 3 days or so if you're in a rush). Anyway, here's how you make it...
HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY VODKA
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups vodka
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 cups plain vodka (doesn't need to be anything fancy)
1. Put the strawberries and vodka in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 1 week, shaking once a day (or refrigerate at least 3 days).
2. Strain vodka into a clean airtight container; discard strawberries. Store vodka in the refrigerator up to 2 months. Use as you would plain vodka!
Homemade vodka is such a fabulous summer hostess gift, by the way! Here's an idea: Double the recipe (above) and keep a few bottles on hand for last-minute trips (so you don't show up empty handed). I made these little strawberry tags and tied them to swing-top bottles using bakers twine. You can download the tag template PDF here. Print out on regular paper or card stock, cut out the tags and customize as desired!
I hope you guys are as pumped for summer crafting and cooking as I am :) Anything in particular you're dying to make? I'd love to know! xox Erin