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Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka

Grapefruit Tarragon Infused Vodka

Servings 750 ml.
Author Brandon Matzek

Ingredients

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 750 ml good quality vodka
  • 2 sprigs fresh tarragon

Instructions

  1. 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.*
  2. Strain the vodka into a clean jar or bottle through a fine mesh basket strainer lined with a layer of cheesecloth.** Discard solids.

Recipe Notes

* 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 effect on the taste. You should strain out 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.