One thing I look forward to the most about spring is fresh strawberries at our local farmers market. They have such a short season where we live that we have to maximize their use while we have them and I thought what better way then to make strawberry infused moonshine to be enjoyed all year.
How to make Strawberry Moonshine
This recipe is really easy and when finished will give you 2 liters of strawberry infused moonshine. Prep time is 5 min and total time to complete is 20 min.
Ingredients & Materials
- 2 L Moonshine 80 -100 proof
- 4 cups Strawberries ( thinly sliced)
- Cheese Cloth
- 3 – 1 L mason jars
Step 1 – Clean berries and remove stems. Cut into thin slices to maximize flavor infusion.
Step 2 – Place Strawberries into mason jars with equal amount in each jar.
Step 3 – Top off with Moonshine, Vodka or Everclear which ever you may have handy.
Step 4 – Let stand in a cool dark place for 4 weeks. Shake the jars every two days to help with the infusion process. After 4 weeks remove strawberries by straining through cheese cloth. With fruit extracted re-bottle the strawberry moonshine.
At this point your done making the strawberry infused moonshine I’m not a fan of sweet things so I usually stop at this point. However if you’re after a strawberry liqueur this can be accomplished by following step 5 and 6 below.
Step 5 – Add 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of lemon juice to a small pot. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and allow simple syrup to cool.
Strawberry infused Moonshine taste great on its own but if your feeling adventurous consider adding, vanilla bean, lime, orange or lemon zest to your base. If you’ve had success with a strawberry infusion why not share your success or failures with us. Just leave a comment below, we always love to hear from our readers.
Here’s a video I found that does a great job of showing how to make fruit infused vodka. Sometimes watching a video is easier then reading instructions.