Flavoured gins and vodkas are all the rage and this golden vanilla vodka is just a wee bit special as it contains edible flakes of real gold which sparkle and shine when you shake the bottle and look delightful in your glass when you splash in bubbles of tonic water.
Not a liqueur, it’s an infusion
This infusion not a liqueur. What does this mean? Well a liqueur has added sugar and an infusion just means that the spices etc that you have put into the booze are doing the work to flavour but there is o sweetness added, this is therfore a flavoured spirit, in this case vodka.
This golden vanilla vodka only takes a week to be ready to drink so it’s perfect for whipping up almost at the last minute when you need those extra goodies for the hampers or as gifts to take round when invited for a festive meal or party.
The vanilla in the vodka gives the most delightful warmth and almost sweetness to this drink. You can drink this either really well chilled (I like to keep a bottle in the freezer) in shot glasses or with tonic for a longer drink over ice. It is also really good in a martini.
What do you need?
Well this is really basic kitchen crafting and there are hardly any ingredients here just the vodka (of course!), two vanilla pods split and two little sheets (each sheet is about the size of a large postage stamp) of edible gold leaf.
Simply open the bottle of vodka and pop in the two split vanilla pods. Pop on the lid, shake well and set aside for a week. Then all you do is strain out the vanilla pods (save for flavouring sugar etc once dried out), pour the vanilla infused vodka into sterilised bottles and carefully sprinkle in some tiny torn pieces of the edible gold leaf and shake well.
There you are, another perfect and easy to make foodie gift for Christmas. You’ll find this and fifty other fun festive recipes in my Naughty & Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas eBook.
GOLDEN VANILLA VODKA
- 750 ml/1pt 6fl oz bottle of vodka
- 2 vanilla pods
- 2 sheets edible gold leaf
- Split the vanilla pods lengthways to allow the flavours out
- Open the vodka bottle and pop in the pods
- Leave for 1 week to infuse
- Strain out the vanilla pods
- Pour into sterilised bottles and add some tiny flakes of the edible gold.
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