There’s Vodka in my Fruit

Vodka Fruit CocktailOver the last few years my alcohol preference has gone from vodka soda to beer or wine. But for special occassions, I’ve been known to have a cocktail or two. And after being introduced to vodka fruit, I think I’m going to be indulging in more scandalous cocktails more often.

On my trip out to Fire Island this weekend I was pleasantly greeted with a fairly large container of what my friend Mike calls Vodka Fruit. Although this wonderful concoction is bursting with flavors, I was surprised to learn that its merely the combination of two luscious ingredients fresh fruit & premium vodka. Since this incredibly simple recipe was already a success, I became excited by the possibility of enhancing its flavor with other fairly typical pairings like mint, simple syrup, or any  number of liqueurs.

But until I test the waters, I’ll stick with the basics:

VODKA FRUIT RECIPE

Vodka Fruit

Ingredients

  • One handle of premium vodka such as Grey Goose or Ketel One (DO NOT CHEAP OUT)
  • 2 pounds of fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapples, mangoes, oranges, nectarines and watermelon are all good choices. DO NOT use apples as they oxidize and will ruin your fruit mix.)
  • One 3-4 quart plastic container

Preparations

  1. Wash and cut fruit into bite size pieces and place in plastic container.
  2. Pour vodka over fruit until the contents of the container is full.
  3. Let vodka and fruit soak for TWO FULL DAYS prior to eating.
  4. Enjoy the succulent vodka soaked fruit on day three and the refreshing vodka fruit cocktail on day four.

*Serving Tip: This winning combination is most definitely a crowd pleaser and even makes a nice after dinner drink/snack. I highly recommend serving it at a party or small gathering. Its vital that the fruit soaks for a two day period so that it absorbs as much vodka as possible. And don’t forget to use premium vodka!