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Ginger-Infused Vodka

gingerIf you’re anything like me, when you read “ginger-infused vodka,” you thought, “Well, that sounds a little bit gross.” It’s not. In fact, it’s fantastic. And it’s actually something you can use! I discovered a recipe at Boulder Locavore, where they have a recipe for a Pear Ginger Snap cocktail and, since I already had a similar spiced pear-infused vodka (recipe for my version on the way) in the pantry “cooking,” I decided I had to try it.

Ginger vodka

Ginger Vodka – IN PROGRESS!

Here’s how I made mine:

  1. Find a good vodka (not the cheap stuff I used in other projects)
  2. Find some ginger that looks like a deformed human being!!! Look at that ginger in that photo right there and tell me it doesn’t look like a totally creepy little ginger person (and NOT the adorable holiday gingerbread man you’re used to!) AAAAAAH! Scary!
  3. Calm self from freak-out about weird ginger man.
  4. Find a spare antique Mason jar. Because I have tons of those sitting around, just waiting for something to fill them. Because that’s how I roll.
  5. Slice the ginger and throw it in the jar.
  6. Pour a couple of cups of vodka in the jar.
  7. Put jar in the pantry and wait for 10 days.

What I learned in the making:

  • When your ginger is shaped like a super-creepy ginger man, it’s a little challenging to slice it properly without a feeling of impending voodoo doom, like you’re causing someone harm somewhere. (IT’S A GINGER VOODOO DOLL! I’M TELLING YOU!)
  • Infused booze is the easiest stuff to make. It’s pretty much always just chop up your fruit, throw it in a jar with some booze, and wait. Yet somehow, it never fails to impress the heck out of people. “You made this?!”

Normally, I post the recipes I’m working on, but out of consideration to Boulder Locavore, I’m linking you to their recipe (bonus: their ginger doesn’t look like a creepy voodoo doll, and their photos are better than mine).

 

 

Susan Baroncini-Moe

Susan Baroncini-Moe is a Guinness World Records® titleholder, author of Business In Blue Jeans: How To Have A Successful Business On Your Own Terms, In Your Own Style , and a business & marketing coach and consultant. When she's not counseling her clients on how to market their businesses, she's making jams, jellies, crafty things, and booze or hanging out with her husband and their delightfully wicked guinea pig, Ginger.

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