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How to Make Jalapeno Infused Vodka

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posted: 02/16/18

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If you’re looking to spread your creative wings when it comes to cocktails, look no further than vodka. You can flavor it a million different ways. One of my favorites for when I’m feeling particularly zippy is Jalapeño Infused Vodka.

In a small mason jar, sliced jalapenos and vodka are combined. A reusable cap lid covers the top of the jar.

Don’t let the jalapeño part scare you. Infusing vodka is so easy and the jalapeño flavor will create really delicious, spicy cocktails! With this you can make a Jalapeño Bloody Mary,  jalapeño vodka martini, and a Jalapeño Moscow Mule! Making jalapeño infused vodka is so simple, you are going to want to make it all the time!

IDEAS FOR INFUSED VODKA

Vodka is such a versatile base to start with since it absorbs flavors beautifully and infusing it with various flavors adds a great twist to regular cocktails. How about trying a Pickle Infused Vodka or Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary (yep! BACON!). For something sweeter to sip, this Key Lime Infused Vodka is so delish!

HOW DO YOU MAKE JALAPENO INFUSED VODKA?

  • Simply add one sliced jalapeño pepper to a cup of  vodka.
  • Glass jars with tight lids work best for infusing vodka. Once you’ve combined your jalepeno with your vodka, screw the lid on tight and give it a good shake.
  • Allow the flavors to really marinate together. The longer you let sit, the stronger it’ll taste. I recommend letting it infuse for 8 to 24 hours.
  • For a milder flavor, let it sit for about an hour.
  • Once you’ve achieved your desired flavor you can strain the vodka with a mesh strainer and a funnel.
  • Add to any number of delicious cocktail recipes.

In a small mason jar, sliced jalapenos and vodka are combined. A reusable cap lid covers the top of the jar.

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Jalapeno Infused Vodka

Serves: 8 ounces
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Prep: 5 minutes
Jalapeño Infused Vodka is easy to make and makes for fun twists on classic cocktails!

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 cup vodka

Instructions

  • To make the Jalapeño Vodka, combine the sliced jalapeño and the vodka in a jar and shake. Allow to sit for 8 to 24 hours. The longer it sits the stronger it will get. If you want just a hint of jalapeño, just let sit for an hour.
Author: Lisa Longley

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In a small mason jar, sliced jalapenos and vodka are combined. A reusable cap lid covers the top of the jar.

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  1. Alison says

    If I wanted to give the Jalapeño vodka as a Christmas gift to friends, how long would it last in the bottle I gave to them in?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would have to try it to give you a solid answer. That being said, if I were doing this, I would slice up at least six jalapeños for a jar of vodka. Then I would let it sit for at least 24 hours. And then I would remove all of the jalapeños and filter the vodka with a cheese cloth. Doing all that, I would suggest that they store the vodka in the freezer and it should be good to go.

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