It’s the season for red wine, bourbon, and drinks that warm you from the inside. Blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka is my favorite one right now.
Halloween had been the start of the fall parties, and the holiday season is upon us! Those colder months are my favorite time of the year! The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and that means more time for parties and to get together with friends. I started infusing vodka again with the intention to build a selection and because it’s time to stock up the bar for the holidays. Blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka came out great, the flavors blend so well together and all I need is to add some sparkling water to enjoy a ruby red drink.
blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka
This recipe is inspired by a few things: I had way too much thyme on my hand, frozen fruits and berries are great for infusing booze and blackberries make a beautiful deep red base for the holiday cocktails. If you plan ahead, start infusing your vodka when blackberries are in season and let it sit for a few more weeks because this will lead to a smoother drink. However, don’t worry if you don’t have the time but you’ll need at least one week to infuse the blackberries and thyme in vodka.
- 340 g / 12 oz. fresh or frozen blackberries
- 6 springs of fresh thyme
- peel of ½ lemon
- 5 tablespoons honey
- 30 ml / 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
- 750 ml / 25 ounces vodka (40% / 80 proof)
- Add everything to a bottle with a big mouth or a mason jar that holds one liter/ quart with a lid. Seal the jar and shake well. Allow mixture to infuse for one week.
- Afterward, strain out all solids through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a large measuring cup. Transfer the vodka to a clean bottle.
- You can let the vodka age for 2 or 3 months for a smoother flavor or use right away. I like this blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka with soda and a squeeze of lemon.