Infused Vodka and Other Organic Spirits

by Deliciously Organic on June 8, 2012

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Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, cherries – little morsels filled with fresh and distinctive flavors. One of my favorite ways to preserve the flavors of summer is by infusing spirits. Throw some berries in a jar, pour some vodka, rum, or gin overtop, let it sit for at least 3 days and you’re done – flavored spirits for the entire year!

You’ll find dozens of organic spirits on the market today, making it easier to stay away from GMO corn and other genetically engineered ingredients. A few of my favorites are Ocean Vodka – made from organic sugar cane, Papagayo silver rum – made from organic sugar cane, Christiana Vodka – made from organic potatoes, 4 Copas tequila – made from organic agave, and Peak Spirits – who produce organic gin and brandy (their peach brandy doesn’t even contain extra sugars!).

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I generally use about 1 cup of fruit to 2 cups of spirits. You can increase this ratio if you like a stronger flavor. After the spirits have been infused, the fruit is nice to eat with a bit of whipped cream or coconut cream.

Here are a few of my favorite combinations:
Cherries and rum
Blueberries and Gin
Strawberries and Vodka
Blackberries and tequila


Infused Vodka and Other Organic Spirits

Serving Size: Makes about 3 cups

Infused Vodka and Other Organic Spirits


  • 1 cup berries

  • 2 cups spirit of your choice


Place berries in a jar and cover with spirits. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 3 days and up to a week. Remove fruit. Serve.

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Andra June 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

“for the entire year!” That made me giggle as much as when I see ideas for “leftover wine.” Lovely idea. I’ve done it with orange peels and lemon peels sweetened for homemade limoncello. The berries are so pretty! I wonder if fresh figs would work, a vendor at the farmers market always had the sweetest figs in summer.


Deliciously Organic June 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Haha…I guess it depends on how much of it you drink. :) I love the idea of figs! I must give that a try!


Robin June 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

These look so delicious! I am so going to make these and also transition my spirits to organic- it never occurred to me that they might contain GMOs!


Diane {Created by Diane} June 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

what a great way to preserve fresh berries. I’m so thirsty now!


Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] June 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I love this! Perfect for upcoming summer BBQs and even movie nights with the girls. Thanks, Carrie.


the urban baker June 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

so vibrant, Carrie. Love this idea!


jean June 10, 2012 at 6:16 am

How easy! I will be doing this. Thanks, Carrie!


Cookin' Canuck June 10, 2012 at 7:10 am

This is so much fun! The blueberry and gin combination is calling to me.


Kristina Vanni June 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Love this! I was just thinking about making some infused Aquavit to celebrate Midsummer. These are great ideas for flavor combinations :)


Esi June 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I’ve had strawberry infused vodka. It makes for a great cocktail and it’s also a great gift!


Jen June 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I’m thinking bourbon and cherries will do the trick. Great idea!


katie June 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

Yum! I’m all for infusing vodka!


Rachel June 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

Raspberries and vodka is one of my favorites! I’m excited to try the blackberries and tequila next!


aida mollenkamp June 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

I agree Carrie, this is one of the easiest and most fun ways to celebrate the season’t best produce!


Heather Christo June 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

I love this Carrie- I have done big batches before summer parties before and it was always Raved over! So cute in the mason jars!


Igozen June 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

Yum! What a great idea! This would be great for summer entertaining! Cocktails or Martinis anyone? Much better than the chemical ridden mixers that are usually used for drinks.


Julia June 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

So so simple! Faaaantastic, I can’t wait to make berry infused vodka!


Sarah June 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Carrie, would peaches work also?


Deliciously Organic June 27, 2012 at 5:39 am

Peaches are a great idea!


Thoha June 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Have you tried making insfued simple syrups? They’re yummy and easy and work really, really well with any leftover herb. My two favorites are a gin gimlet made with basil syrup, and then a salty dog made with rosemary.


Marcella June 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm

What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this.


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