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In Praise of Fraise (strawberry vodka)

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 quart infused vodka
In Praise of Fraise (strawberry vodka)
(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
1

In a half-gallon jar, muddle the strawberries and simple syrup with a wooden spoon. Stir in the vodka. Seal the jar and store in a cool, dark cabinet until the liquid smells and tastes strongly of strawberries, about 7 days.

2

Strain the mixture with a mesh strainer into a clean quart jar. Do not push on the solids to extract more liquid.

3

Seal and store in a cool, dark cabinet. Use within one year.

Adapted from a recipe in “Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits” by Andrew Schloss. He writes, “Perfect for sipping on a summer day, for spiking a Cosmo, for dabbing behind the ear.” Simple syrup can be made using equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar is dissolved.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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