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For the Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

For the blueberry infused vodka

  • 1/2 cup blueberry simple syrup
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • Vodka


Make the simple syrup:

  • Combine the blueberries, water, and sugar in a small pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and the blueberries have burst and softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the mixture, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids or save them for another use, such as an ice cream topping. Transfer the simple syrup to a glass container with a tight fitting lid. Simple syrup will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. Makes a little over half a cup of simple syrup.

Infuse your vodka:

  • To a 32 ounce mason jar add 1/2 cup of blueberry simple syrup and blueberries. Mash the blueberries with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. You don't have to mash all the berries, just a good amount to release their juices. If you're left with whole berries, that's fine. Add vodka until the top of the mason jar is almost reached. Seal with a tight fitting lid, give it a shake, and store in a dark place. Shake once a day and allow to infuse anywhere from 3 days and up to 2 weeks. The longer it infuses, the darker and more concentrated your vodka will be.
  • After the infusion period, strain blueberries from the vodka into a measuring cup, pressing on the solids to extract as much booze as possible. Discard the blueberries. Transfer strained vodka back into the mason jar and store either in the fridge or at room temperature until ready to use.
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