$100 Giveaway and Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka

Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka

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.

I’ve received many entries already via email and Facebook.  If you want to add your name to the drawing an additional time (increasing your chances of winning obvay), all you have to do is Follow @k_konfidence on Twitter.  After you Follow, please take a moment and send out the yummy tweet below (so I can track entries).

Use this tweet button:

Or send manually:

I just entered to win a $100 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card on KitchenKonfidence.com. Get more details here http://bit.ly/fq1SEA via @k_konfidence

Each Thursday, I will announce a new way to win:

Week 1:  Sign up for the Kitchen Konfidence weekly recipe list and leave a comment.

Week 2:  Like Kitchen Konfidence on Facebook and leave a wall comment.

Week 3:  Follow @k_konfidence on Twitter and send a tweet.

Week 4:  Will be announced on February 3.

You can enter to win at any point between January 13, 2010 and February 4, 2010.  A winner will be selected at random on Saturday, February 5, 2010.  Please note that the Williams-Sonoma gift card can only be used in the United States and Puerto Rico.  Good luck to all who enter and thank you so much for participating.  And now on to the recipe…

Tarragon

Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka

1 grapefruit
750 ml good quality vodka
2 sprigs fresh tarragon

Grapefruit

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.

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26 Responses to $100 Giveaway and Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka

  1. 1

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    Keisa says:

    I follow you on twitter @savingma
    Nice recipes!

  3. 3
    Anna's Table says:

    How unfortunate that I’m not on tweeter and can’t participate in the contest. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the whole facebook thing. Best of luck to all the participants and wishing you a great week-end!

  4. 4

    Those photos are gorgeous – that grapefruit looks like a million bucks!

  5. 5
    Tes says:

    Sound like a recipe that is going tobe a blast at the party :)

  6. 6
    Vanessa says:

    Looks delicious, and love the photos!

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    Kim-Liv Life says:

    I’m loving these “infusings”! Our Tequila is coming along nicely… Peppers and Pineapple, getting set for Super Bowl! I’m enjoying it just sipping, but I think we are going to make margaritas. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I will send a tweet!

  8. 8

    tarragon and grapefruit sounds like a great combo.

    following you on twitter and re-tweet

  9. 9
    Maria Malaveci says:

    Follow you on Twitter, and tweeted! Thanks again for the awesome giveaway!

  10. 10
    Patricia Bugg says:

    Whew, I can’t wait to sample this one!! I have both grapefruit, vodka and tarragon right now. Oh, My! Sounds like a new cocktail in the making,

  11. 11
    Sharon says:

    I’m following you on twitter (rusthawk) and tweeted.

  12. 12
    Stephanie says:

    What gorgeous photos! This sounds like a really interesting flavor combo. Can’t wait to see what cocktails you make out of this!

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    JehanP says:

    Yum, this would be a great addition to any cocktail.

  14. 14
    Cheryl W. says:

    I follow and tweeted @Heartnsoulmom

    I will definitely try this recipe.

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    anash says:

    I follow you on twitter @ anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    [...] you four chances to enter to win.  Please note that you can still enter via email, Facebook and Twitter.  Each entry will up your chances of winning the gift card.  Also, if you do not have a [...]

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    Brandon Matzek says:

    @Kim I wish I was going to your Super Bowl party – that infusion sounds soooo good!!

    @Patricia Well it sounds like you are definitely going to have to make this infusion. I will be posting the accompanying cocktail soon, so keep an eye out!

    @everyone Thanks for your entries!

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    [...]  My Salted Tarragon Greyhound, a twist on this refreshing classic, consists of grapefruit juice, home infused grapefruit tarragon vodka, flaky sea salt and agave nectar.  The sea salt added directly to the shaker helps cut the [...]

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    [...] to coming up with some serious cocktails.  Now as you all know, I have a strong affinity towards home infused alcohol and killer cocktails, so you can imagine the excitement I was feeling when I first discovered this [...]

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    Masha says:

    what kind of jar did you use?

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    [...] infusion because I love watermelon. While I don’t really like grapefruit, I had to try the Grapefruit Tarragon infusion because of the drink it was featured in – a Salted Tarragon Greyhound. Not only is it a [...]

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    Food Fanatic says:

    Wow. Where do you even find grape fruit that red? The pictures just sold me on this vodka.

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