I love grapefruit juice in cocktails. Whenever I go to Locanda, one of my favorite restaurants in the city, instead of ordering off the cocktail menu, which is fantastic, I always seem to get the incredible bartender there to make me “something special.” When he asks what flavor notes I enjoy, I find myself always bringing up grapefruit. Ever since I had my first greyhound years ago, I have loved the combination of grapefruit and vodka – so refreshing without being overly sweet. I decided to make a grapefruit-infused vodka a few weeks ago, and it couldn’t be simpler. Having a bottle of this around is bound to liven up any cocktail party – it is excellent in a Venetian greyhound, regular greyhound and makes even a vodka soda more exciting.
Instructions continued after the jump>>>
Grapefruit Infused Vodka
Step 1: Slice grapefruit into small enough slices to fit into a sealable jar. I used a ruby red grapefruit because I love the color.
Step 2: Pour vodka over. I used Ketel One vodka, but use your favorite good quality vodka.
Step 3: Let sit for at room temperature for 4-6 days, or until desired amount of “infusion” is achieved.
Step 4: Pour vodka into fine mesh sieve to strain out grapefruit pieces and store in air tight container.
Step 5: Bring a bottle of this to your next cocktail party and knock the other guests’ socks off.