Ginger-Infused Vodka

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For a no-fuss sensation, give martinis and other cocktails a spicy flavor with vodka pepped up with fresh ginger.

Ginger-Infused Vodka
Photo: James Carriere
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 4-inch-long piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced lengthwise, or 1/2 tsp. dried lavender

  • 1 750 milliliter bottle vodka (about 3 cups)

Directions

  1. Place ginger slices in a clean 1-quart jar. Using a wooden spoon, lightly crush ginger slices against the side of the jar. Add vodka.

  2. Cover jar tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover jar with plastic wrap and tightly seal with a metal lid). Let stand in the freezer for 4 days.

  3. Pour vodka through a fine mesh sieve to remove all solids. Return infused vodka to jar. Or to give as a gift, pour infused vodka into a decorative jar. Label and seal. Place jar in the freezer up to 3 months to store. Makes about 3 cups (24 1-ounce servings)

Gingered Pineapple Martini:

Combine 1-1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Ginger Vodka, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Shake with ice, strain, and serve in a martini glass.Per serving: 180 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat),0 mg chol., 3 mg sodium, 20 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 0 g pro.Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 21% vit. C, 2% calcium, 2% iron.

Gingered Cape Cod:

Combine 1-1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Ginger Vodka, 1/3 cup cranberry juice, and 1/3 cup chilled carbonated water. Serve over ice. Per serving: 144 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat),0 mg chol., 19 mg sodium, 11 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 0 g pro.Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 59% vit. C, 1% calcium, 1% iron.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 65
% Daily Value *

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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