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Update: Strawberry Booze Infusion, Day 17


I didn’t forget about the strawberries, I promise! I took a little mini-vacation, hiking and beer-tasting my way through Central Oregon. (Both were amazing!) Now I’m back and have just sampled the gorgeous red strawberry infusion.

Our last post on the Strawberry Booze infusion was at Day 5, and it still had a fairly weak flavor.

At Day 17, the strawberry flavor is starting to get a bit stronger as is the color. I am hoping that the flavors will continue to enhance with more time, so I am still waiting… (fairly) patiently.

One thing that I did notice after looking back at the photos from Day 5, is that the strawberries have now sunk to the bottom of the jar. I’m no chemist, so I don’t really know what that means. I’m guessing there is more rum in the berries, and more of the fruit sugars in the rum at this point.

So, with the first day of summer almost upon us, we are not quite ready for those strawberry mojitos over here at Boozed + Infused. Maybe by the 4th of July? That would be quite festive! We can hope…



Author: Alicia

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25 thoughts on “Update: Strawberry Booze Infusion, Day 17

  1. This looks so good!! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  2. This looks so good!! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  3. Yum! It already looks good to me!

  4. I made a strawberry tequila infusion and used it to make this drink:
    1 1/2 oz Strawberry-infused Tequila (*)
    3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
    3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
    1/2 oz Lime Juice
    5-6 Basil Leaves
    Worth a shot with the rum.

  5. yum! i want a bite of one of those saturated strawberries **chomp chomp**

  6. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out. It sounds wonderful. I’m glad you have fun in Central Oregon. Did you do the ale trail?

    • Thanks Maralee! Yes, we did about half of the Ale Trail. We spaced it out over a few days – hiking during the day and beer tasting in the evening. It was great! Went to Paulina Lake for the first time, it is gorgeous and the obsidian flow was amazing!

  7. can i get the vodka and strawberry ingredients..thanks so much kim

    • Hi Kim,
      I would place 3-4 cups of sliced strawberries in 750 ml of vodka. Infuse for at least 3-4 weeks or until the strawberry flavor gets strong. Add simple syrup or sugar until it gets as sweet as you would like it. I would start with only about 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Follow the instructions on the post about filtering.
      Let me know how it turns out!

  8. Wow, look at that color! I imagine that make a stunning fourth of July cocktail. 🙂

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  11. I just finished a strawberry-rhubarb gin. The strawberries turned white and sunk to the bottom at about the 2 week point so I strained it and started again with a new batch of strawberries and rhubarb-let it sit for another 2 weeks. It wasn’t as sweet and tart as I was hoping but it was good nonetheless. We made Strawberry rhubarb gin and tonics this weekend!

  12. Alica, I am making a strawberry infusion as well. I am thinking of adding lime zest and some syrup to make it a daiquiri concentrate.
    As for the fruit dropping, light weight things are leaving the berries. (Oils, scent, flavors) At the same time the berries are saturating with alcohol/water making them heavier. Time to press the fluid out. That bunch is done!

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