Rose Infused Vodka--make your own

July 13, 2020

I recently heard about rose infused vodka and rose infused gin and I thought to myself, surely I can make that myself! Right? After all, I have a ton of roses and certainly some booze in the cupboard. I googled it and sure enough, making rose infused vodka and/or gin would be a snap. So I did it and the result is so beautifully pink and divinely fragrant that I was absolutely thrilled with the results. (Note: I cannot explain why the bottle of the rose vodka looks yellow in the photos. I can assure you it is a deep rose pink but it would not cooperate and photograph nicely. Seems that photographing rose vodka is more difficult than photographing my wiggly toddler grandson. Still, it's beautiful, smells delightful, and tastes wonderful.)

Here's how to make it: First, gather about a dozen of your loveliest unsprayed, fragrant roses. Roses with pesticides cannot be consumed and roses without a fragrance will not make a a product worth your trouble. I used my Eden roses from the rose arch at the entrance of our vegetable garden. They are unsprayed, beautifully fragrant, and have a glorious mid-pink color. Gently wash your roses in cool water and shake the water off the flower. Next, separate the petals and lay them on a cotton cloth to dry. I set mine near an open window and fluffed them a few times with my fingers over the next few hours. When the petals are dry, pack them in a clean glass jar and pour plain, unflavored vodka or gin to cover completely. Push a long spoon down the center a few times to release the air bubbles. Top it off with more vodka, cover and put in a dark cupboard. By the next day you'll start to see a faint blush of color! The petals won't look too pretty, but ignore that and give it a little shake and put it back in the cupboard. Shake it gently once a day for 3-4 days. Next, strain the vodka through a sieve, lightly pressing the petals to gently release the liquid. Lastly, give it a final strain though a linen cloth and pour into a clean bottle. Now you're ready to make the prettiest vodka and tonic you've ever had! I don't know how long it will last, but I don't think I'll have to worry about that. It should be gone in no time.

Full disclosure: My darling husband of 47 years did not like my pretty drink; he said he'd rather have a beer and so he did. His loss. I drank both and then he had to cook dinner. 😎

I'd love to hear from you, especially if you are thinking of making this, 
or better, yet, have actually made it???

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It doesn't often work and it's a wee bit wonky when it does,
but I appreciate it when you try!

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