Mint-infused vodka is tasty and easy! All you need is vodka and fresh mint! It adds great flavor to many different cocktails.
I look forward to harvesting the apple mint from Larry’s family farm. It’s so much fun to go to the farm and hang out with my dear friends Larry and Cindy, and the dogs, cats, goats, and chickens. I usually bring too much mint home because it is one of my favorites. I love it in cocktails, especially a Moscow Mule, so it is natural for me to infuse vodka with mint.
There’s conflicting information about which vodka to use when you are infusing. It’s all a matter of opinion. My opinion is that you should use the vodka that you normally like to drink. I’ve used cheap vodka, and it tastes like cheap vodka with a mint. It is, of course, up to you. I like to use Utah’s own Beehive Vodka for my mint-infused vodka. It is made in small batches, and it is a fabulous quality. It is smooth and drinkable without breaking the bank.
Infusing is an incredibly easy process, but keep a few things in mind before you start. For mint infusion, let it steep for five days. I like to shake it up a few times during the steeping process. Put it in a dry, dark, place for those five days. After you strain out the mint, put it in the refrigerator.
Mint-infused vodka is tasty and easy! All you need is vodka and fresh mint!
- 3 1/2 Cups Vodka
- 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Mint
Leave the stems on the mint. Gently crush the leaves in your hand and place them in a quart jar. Pour vodka over the mint and steep for 5 days. At the end of 5 days, strain the mint from the vodka and store in the refrigerator. If you reuse the the quart jar, rinse it before putting the vodka back into it. This will last 3-4 weeks in the the refrigerator.