Category: Homemade Liqueurs

Kiwi and Lime Vodka

It’s been way over a week since the vodka Matured, I’ve been busy working at my bar-tending job.

When I tried the flavoured vodka I found it a little too bitter so I added teaspoon sugar, waited 48 hours, to allow the sugars to dissolve. 

Kiwi vodka add sugarAdding more sugar made the vodka turn a lighter green which I think adds to the products appearance.

strain the vodka

I used two fine strainers to fully catch any bites of kiwi, it worked surprisingly well

Kiwi and Lime Vodka finish

The flavour of the lime really came out and you can definitely taste the bitter sweetness of the kiwiI’m pleased with the flavour, mix it with some blueberry Juice add mint spring for decoration it’ll create a nice drink.

Downside to this is that the sugars remain undissolved and you must shake the bottle before serving it, I’m still learning about alcohol infusion, but I think I need a distillery.

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Homemade infused Kiwi and Lime Vodka

I was out shopping and thinking about the success of my Homemade Vanilla Vodka and saw 12 Kiwis for £1, it lead me to experiment, how about kiwi infused vodka?

I bought a bottle of vodka and as I’d be adding Kiwi chunks to it increasing the liquid volume I had to tip some vodka out. I wanted to remove the label and write my own words on the bottle so I used steam and the rough end of a sponge to remove the glue.

Steam label off

Once the label was removed I started dicing the kiwi chunks.

Kiwi chunksI had the idea of adding a bit of lime zest to the Kiwi Vodka. By using a flame to release the oils out of the peal I placed the peel in the bottle with the kiwi chunks.

Kiwi muddled

muddled the kiwi chunks to release the juices of the fruit.

Sugar addedadded a tiny bit of sugar to offset the bitterness of the lime and the strong tart of the kiwi.

Kiwi and Lime Vodka Finally sealed the bottle then shook it vigorously. I’ll leave it for a week to allow the flavours to really sink in but, I feel like mixing this with lemonade and mango juice.