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How to Infuse Vodka with Fruit Tree Blossoms

by on May 27, 2012

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A fun thing to do with fruit blossoms is to use them to infuse vodka to use as an aperitif or to make a martini.  I used the blossoms of my mandarin satsuma tree (since it’s such a prolific tree, I was willing to sacrifice some of the fruit by removing the blossoms).

It’s a pretty simple process. Take a clean mason jar, fill it with blossoms. Rinse the blossoms in a strainer and then replace them back into the jar. Pour your favorite vodka over the blossoms. Screw the lid on tightly. Keep the jar in a cool, dark place.  Check the mixture every few days. Smell and taste the vodka. (Do not infuse for more than 2 weeks – otherwise the taste can be too strong).  Once it is to your liking, strain the vodka through a cheesecloth.  Serve straight or use to create a martini.

Carol Carimi Acutt

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