Makes 1 litre | prep 15 mins | total time
- 600g strawberries, washed, dried and hulled
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 x 1 litre bottle vodka
The strained vodka keeps for 6 months in the fridge.
- Cut the strawberries into thick slices.
- Divide the strawberries (and other flavourings if you like) between a couple of large (1 litre) jars or put it all into a very large (2 litre) jar. Sprinkle over the sugar, pour in the vodka and seal.
- Shake the jar to combine everything and leave in a cool dark place for 3-6 days until you’re happy with the flavour. The colour will naturally leach out of the berries. Give the jar a shake every day to agitate the fruit.
- To decant the vodka, strain into a bowl and discard the fruit. If you want a very clear vodka, pass through a coffee filter paper to extract any small seeds left.
- Use a funnel and jug to pour the pink-hued vodka back into the sterilised* original bottle or another bottle of your choice
- Add a pretty label, then keep your strawberry liqueur in the fridge and serve over ice or topped up with sparkling water.
Tip *Sterilise your bottle for 5 minutes in a medium-hot oven (190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5).