Fresh Herbs + Spirits

Guest post by Rebecca Thoms Hanley of BananaSaurus Rex

Taking off from my last guest post on fresh herbs, and now that we have our fresh herbs growing, let's make some cocktails, shall we? Infusing vodka is super-simple and your guests will think you're a genius.

1. Choose your herbs and jars. I chose dill, rosemary and pineapple sage. Any clean, airtight jar will do.
2. Wash your herbs and stuff them into the jars, fill jars with vodka. Close the jars and store in a cool, dark place.
3. Wait - generally 3 to 5 days. This is the hard part.
4. Enjoy! Pineapple Sage Screwdriver? Dill Martini? How about a Rosemary Lemon Drop? Yes, please!

Rosemary Lemon Drop
1 1/2 oz. rosemary-infused vodka
1 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. limoncello
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, lemon juice and limoncello (and a little sugar, if you like it sweet) and shake until cold. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. See? Genius!


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Anonymous said...

Yum! Great idea! Too bad my rosemary is the only herb that has failed to germinate this spring. I'll have to wait for the farmers market. Thanks for the idea! I'm looking forward to trying this!

Jessica said...

brilliant *and easy*!!

is it 5 'o clock yet ;)

Jacque said...

I'm all about the infusions - so far this parsley peppercorn concoction

I'll the rosemary vodka this weekend - that drop sounds amazing!

Stephie Stephie said...

This sounds amazing. I am now following this blog so i can be kept in the know.

Notes from the Republic said...

I can't run to the store to buy rosemary FAST enough! want it in my face now, plz!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Genius! And takes the idea of medicinal to a whole other, fabulous, level! Can't wait to start making mine! xo Samantha

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Oh my goodness...YES, YES! I am sooo making a rosemary lemon drop this weekend using limoncello that I made last year! Thank you for this coolio post :)

Justy said...

yum central station! another one we do: horseradish root in vodka... just make sure to take the root out after a few days because it can get HOT!

thanks for this... very nice idea to warm up these spring weekends!

Folkhaus Studios said...

Could you do the same thing with, say, Gin? I don't like Vodka, but am intrigued by the idea.

Lady Grey said...

Holy YUM! What a great idea!

lucia said...

delicious! can't wait to try these out.

whitney @ thecurtiscasa said...

ooo this is fun! fancy but easy :) definitely going to try this. just found your blog - love it!