Merry Everything!

The Christmas season is upon us and our household is in full force.  It is amazing to us how much time Christmas takes –buying gifts, wrapping gifts, baking and making goody baskets and so much more!  We love every bit of it, but we are finding that there are so many things we still would like to do and Christmas Eve is only two days away!

One thing that we have been up to lately is planning for our New Year’s Eve Party.  We know. We know.  You can’t skip right over Christmas and go to New Year’s, but we do need to plan ahead.  We want to give you a little sneak peek of what we have in mind.

pineapple infused vodka5

We are working on Pineapple Infused Vodka.  This is the first time that we have infused vodka of on our own.  We talked with a few experts and it sounded easy, so what can go wrong?

pineapple infused vodka1

For our infused vodka we used Seagram’s Extra Smooth Vodka and fresh pineapple.  We have a large container, so we used about 2 and 1/4 liters of vodka and 2 fresh pineapples.  First chop up the pineapples and place them in the container.  Next pour in the vodka until the container is nearly full.  Wait for 2 weeks.  Yes, it is that simple!  Easy. Fresh. Tasty.

pineapple infused vodka2

 

pineapple infused vodka3

Craig did notice that after the first day we were losing some of the liquid to angel’s share.  Angel’s share is distiller speak for evaporation.  Distillers of years past noticed that their alcohol was disappearing within the bottles and kegs. They came up with the term angel’s share to say that the angels must have taken a drink when no one was looking. In order to combat the angel’s share, Craig sealed up our container with a little extra packing tape.

pineapple infused vodka4

Weeks passed as we made final preparations for our NYE party, we taste tested our concoction that had been infusing for two weeks.  It was quite strong and not very sweet.  We made a few adjustments by adding a cup of sugar.  Kool aid has a cup of sugar and it tastes great, right?  The liquid was still a little overpowering, but easier to drink.  Over the next few days we tasted it again and again.  We will say that it did get much better with age. It turned out to be quite a satisfying drink with a hint of pineapple sweetness.  Yummo!

pineapple infused vodka

Here are a few tips if you are going to try this:

  • Think ahead!  As we stated above, you need to prep this at least two weeks in advance.  Ours needed more than two weeks to get to its prime.
  • Taste test it a day or two before your social event.  You want to have time to make some adjustments.
  • Make sure the fruit you are infusing is ripe and sweet. We think our pineapple may have been a little green, which caused our infusion not to be the sweetest it could be.

Now that we have tried this once, we would like to try it again with another fruit.  We will keep you posted!

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From our family to yours we wish each of you a grace filled Christmas.  Hug the ones you love and cherish your time together!

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