Fry enough bacon so that you have at 2 tablespoons of bacon grease per 750mL bottle of Buckeye Vodka
Throw the grease as well as the bacon strips into the jar. Leave in the infusion jar overnight in a refrigerator until the fat has coagulated on top.
When you are ready to serve the vodka, skim off the layer of fat from top and strain out the bacon pieces. You can run it through a cheesecloth or fine strainer to remove all the fat or you can leave about a teaspoon of fat. Just shake or stir the vodka before serving each time.
Cut up two cucumbers per bottle of Buckeye Vodka and combine in the infusion jar. Let soak and sit for one week.
Cucumber Basil Martini
- Muddle 1 basil leaf and two half lemon wheels with ½ oz simple syrup
- Add 2oz cucumber infused Buckeye Vodka
- Shake on ice and strain into martini glass
- Give it a splash of sprite to sweeten to taste.
Cut up a medium sized watermelon
Add watermelon, four sprigs fresh rosemary, and three bottles of Buckeye Vodka into the infusion jar.
Infusion takes approximately one week
Watermelon Rosemary Martini:
- 1 ½ oz Watermelon Rosemary infused Buckeye Vodka
- ½ oz watermelon pucker
- A splash of sour and sprite (or soda for less sweet)
- The keys for a successful drink are: do not let the pucker overpower the infused vodka and make sure that it doesn’t become to sweet.
Our vodka is delicious on its own, but it's also rather tasty once infused. Infusing spirits is a great way to experiment with your own personal tastes, create new cocktails, and make your drinking experience just a little more interesting.
Steps to infuse:
- Pour yourself a cocktail using a new bottle of Buckeye Vodka to make room for the infusion
- Using that same bottle of Buckeye Vodka, drop in whatever you want to infuse (bacon, blueberries, rosemary, peaches, etc.). The more you add, the more flavorful it'll be. Screw the cap on tight.
- Wait 1-2 weeks and then enjoy your infused vodka!