Ginger-Infused Vodka

For a no-fuss sensation, give martinis and other cocktails a spicy flavor with vodka pepped up with fresh ginger.

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Servings: 24
Serving size: 1  ounce
Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 mins
Related Categories: Cocktails, Drinks, Vodka Drinks
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    1   4-inch-long piece 
    fresh ginger, thinly sliced lengthwise, or 1/2 tsp. dried lavender
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    1  750  milliliter bottle 
    vodka (about 3 cups)

Place ginger slices in a clean 1-quart jar. Using a wooden spoon, lightly crush ginger slices against the side of the jar. Add vodka.
Cover jar tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover jar with plastic wrap and tightly seal with a metal lid). Let stand in the freezer for 4 days.
Pour vodka through a fine mesh sieve to remove all solids. Return infused vodka to jar. Or to give as a gift, pour infused vodka into a decorative jar. Label and seal. Place jar in the freezer up to 3 months to store. Makes about 3 cups (24 1-ounce servings)
  • Gingered Pineapple Martini: Combine 1-1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Ginger Vodka, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Shake with ice, strain, and serve in a martini glass.
    Per serving: 180 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat),0 mg chol., 3 mg sodium, 20 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 0 g pro.
    Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 21% vit. C, 2% calcium, 2% iron.
  • Gingered Cape Cod: Combine 1-1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Ginger Vodka, 1/3 cup cranberry juice, and 1/3 cup chilled carbonated water. Serve over ice.
    Per serving: 144 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat),0 mg chol., 19 mg sodium, 11 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 0 g pro.
    Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 59% vit. C, 1% calcium, 1% iron.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 65, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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