- ½ lb fresh spruce tips
- 750 ml bottle of your favourite vodka
Remove brown husks, if any, from the spruce tips then quickly rinse tips in a colander under cold running water.
Place the rinsed tips in a large 1-qt mason jar and pour in vodka (save the vodka bottle for using later). Seal the jar and place it in the refrigerator. Let the concoction steep/infuse for a full month in the fridge. Once ready, strain the infused vodka through a fine mesh sieve and pour it back into your original vodka bottle.
Spruce tip vodka has a bright, citrusy and lightly resinous flavour. It’s lovely straight on ice, with tonic water, or create your own unique forest-inspired cocktail.
Tip! For a quicker infusion (one week instead of one month) you can chop (or use a blender) your spruce tips finely before infusing into the vodka. It results in a stronger flavour in less time. It also results in more tannins in the infusions, which might not please everyone, but will be sure to please strong botanical fans.
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