How to Make Vodka Soaked Strawberries

Soaking strawberries in vodka for at least 1 hour will infuse the fruit with vodka flavor. You can then use the berries as a topping for ice cream, as a filling for pies, or freeze them and add them to adult smoothies. Choose strawberries that are fresh, ripe and in season for the best flavor.


Servings: 4
  •     1 lb. (500 g) strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  •     1 cup (240 ml) vodka


 Poke holes into the strawberries with a fork. This will allow them to soak up more of the vodka. 

Sterilize a quart-size jar by running the jar through the dishwasher or by soaking it in boiling water.

Place the strawberries inside the jar.

Pour the cup of vodka over the berries. Save the vodka bottle and lid if you want to use the strawberry-infused vodka later on.

Refrigerate the jarred fruit for 1 to 24 hours. If you’re not sure how strong you want the strawberries, taste one after a few hours and see if you want to continue the soaking process.

Open the jar and remove the berries from the vodka using a spoon.

Pour the vodka through a coffee filter into a clean container like the original vodka bottle if you would like to preserve it for another use. Using a strainer will make this process easier. Straining the vodka through the coffee filter will remove any strawberry seeds or other debris from the fruit.

Store the berries for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, freeze them in an air-tight container or use them immediately.