Today’s recipe is a real treat. Well… a real treat for those of you who enjoy vodka. Juicy, tart slices of ruby red grapefruit are steeped in vodka with wisps of fresh, herbal tarragon. The finished infusion is so refreshing and wonderfully fragrant. I will be posting an accompanying cocktail recipe soon; however, you could certainly enjoy this vodka on the rocks with a splash of soda water. This recipe also marks the third week of my $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card giveaway. Continue reading for the recipe and giveaway details.
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Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka
750 ml good quality vodka
2 sprigs fresh tarragon
Cut grapefruit in half and slice halves into ½ inch thick slices. Place slices into a large, airtight jar. Add the vodka, seal the jar and let steep for 6 days in a cool, dark spot. On day 4, add tarragon sprigs, reseal the jar and shake.*
Strain the vodka into a clean jar or bottle through a fine mesh basket strainer lined with a layer of cheesecloth.** Discard solids.
Makes 750 ml.
* The tarragon sprigs should only remain in the vodka for a maximum of 2 days. If left longer, the tarragon flavor will overpower the grapefruit flavor. I tasted the vodka once before adding the sprigs and then each day after to make sure the flavor was good.
** You want to be certain that you strain out all of the solid materials from the vodka. Any leftover particles will breakdown over time and have an adverse affect on the taste. You should strain our the vodka with a fine-mesh basket strainer or a coffee filter (or both if you are worried!). Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 months.