All it takes is a little time, a little vodka and some rose petals for this delicate Rose Vodka. It's ready in just 3-5 days!
Infused vodkas make a great gift for your foodie or cocktail loving friends!
One of my favorite things to do is infuse alcohol - as you can probably tell by a quick search on my Infusions Category.
When I was given some organic red roses, I decided it was time to update this Rose Vodka, which I originally posted back in 2016! (You can see the original photo at the bottom of this post.)
Since we are coming up on Valentine's Day, it's the perfect time to make this lovely, floral vodka!
You only need two ingredients to make this rose vodka.
Vodka - use your favorite drinking vodka. You can use gin instead if you want to make a rose flavored gin.
Roses - I've made this both ways with dried rose petals and with fresh. The fresh made a prettier red color than the dried, but I found the flavor similar. The main thing is you want organic.
If you have fresh roses, begin by pulling off the petals and adding them to a clean glass jar, you want 1/2 to 1 cup of petals.
With dried petals, just add them to the jar. You'll need less dried petals, only about 1/4 cup.
Now, simply pour in your vodka.
Note - My original recipe called for a whole bottle of vodka, but since I have so many infusions, I opted instead to just make a cup and a half. So, I only used about 1/2 cup of fresh petals.
Place a lid on the jar and give it a quick shake.
Yes, I know I took the photo before I put the lid on it!
Store your vodka in a cool, dark place (I used a shelf in my utility room.) Shaking it daily, if you remember!
Start tasting it at about 3 days, when it has the floral flavor you like, it is ready. It usually takes between 3-5 days to infuse the vodka.
Using a mesh strainer, strain out the petals. You'll notice that they have given up all of their color to the vodka!
Pour into a lidded bottle. Use a cute bottle if you are giving this romantic vodka as a gift!
The color will kind of turn brownish as it ages (think of roses as they age) so I try to use mine up within 6 months. It will still taste good after that, but won't be quite as pretty.
This is such an easy vodka infusion and perfect for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day or anytime you want!
Turns every cocktail into a lovely floral cocktail. Remember, you can control how florally your vodka is - stop earlier if you just want a hint of rose petals, let it go longer if you want a heady rose cocktail.
More easy vodka infusions:
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Rose Infused Vodka
- 1/4 cup edible rose petals or 1/2 fresh
- 750 ml vodka
- Place the rose petals and vodka in a lidded jar. Shake to combines. Store in a cool dark place for 3-5 days, shaking daily.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into your preferred bottle.
- Infused liquors keep indefinitely.
This was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2020.