Raspberry vodka


This one is for my very very awesome mate, Dr B.

For a long time now, she has been my number one drinking buddy, and no doubt she will remain so for many many years (and hangovers) to come.

This woman is a vodka connoisseur, a discerning, knowledgeable and appreciative consumer, who knows her Gray Goose from her Absolut.

That is until she’s had a few; then all wisdom goes out the window and it’s a free for all. But sure who needs wisdom anyway? It’s totally overrated in my opinion.

Raspberry Vodka Bottle
Whoever thought of mixing fruit with sugar and vodka was a genius, as this raspberry vodka is unbelievably delicious. If you think it’s going to be like the skittles vodka you drank in your student years, think again. This is the grown up version. It’s not too sweet and tastes so strongly of raspberries you almost forget about the vodka, at least until it warms the back of your throat and of course, slams into your synapses.

So now you can get drunk, talk shite and act the maggot, all the while safe in the knowledge that you’re at least getting a little more mature with your choice of drink. Sounds just perfect for a vodka-aficionada-come-messer-extraordinaire I know.

Cheers Doll, I know you’ll enjoy!

Raspberry vodka



Makes two 750 ml bottles

350 g fresh raspberries
350 g of sugar (or a little less if you prefer a tarter taste)
1.5 L of decent quality vodka

You’ll need to sterilise the bottles or jars you’re planning on making this in, do this by boiling in water for about 10 minutes, alternatively, pop them in the oven at 180 °C for 20 minutes. Allow them to cool before adding in any cold liquid.

Divide the raspberries and sugar equally between the two bottles and top up with the vodka. Seal the bottle or jar and shake well to dissolve the sugar. Place in a cool, dark place and give the bottles a shake every day for a week or until all of the sugar has dissolved. Leave to infuse for at least a month (but ideally longer) before cracking open.

The great thing about this recipe is that once you’ve polished off the vodka you can still use the alcohol soaked fruit in all kinds of deserts, slathered over scones or ice-cream or even just on their own.


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11 thoughts on “Raspberry vodka

  1. Great post. Thanks the the little smile. Great idea of making your own flavored vodka and raspberry is so beautiful. The only downside is patiently waiting a whole month to drink it.

  2. Mmm…delicious! I bought the most delicious goat cheese log rolled in candied ginger and toasted pecans and was totally wishing I could have shared with you!

    • Ohhh MPat, that sounds simply unreal, wish you weren’t so far away and we could share amazing sounding goats cheese and raspberry vodka, but maybe not right at the same time!

  3. The photo of those bright, red raspberries made me so happy. Then I scrolled and saw that you went and infused vodka with them and I was even more happy. I am a fan of infused booze so I am going to do this asap! Great to meet you last night!

    • Hey Anna, yes you should do it and quick as pretty soon there’ll be no raspberries left until next year! I’m going to make a few more batches to get us through the winter. Yes, was great to meet you the other night, looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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