ginger peach tea vodka infusion

Given that August is National Peach Month (who knew?) I decided to celebrate with a new infusion. Earlier in the summer I made a whole batch of boozy infusions, and the black tea lemon vodka emerged as the front-runner favorite of the bunch. So to give the infusion a new, seasonal twist, I switched up the black tea bags for ginger peach, and threw in some super-ripe, farmer’s market fresh peaches to the mix. The resulting infusion is nothing short of incredible, and its actually pretty absurd how good it tastes with a splash of iced tea and a kick of lemonade. If you want to really make these dangerous, mix the infusion with some peach flavored iced tea- and its game over! The infusion process mitigates the bite of the vodka, mollifying it into a mellow, easy mix-in. Make up a few mason jars this weekend, and enjoy the last two weeks of August with a truly exceptional cocktail in your hand.

Recipe & Directions

  • Wash and cut three ripe peaches into bite-sized pieces, making sure to remove the pits.
  • Take one clean Mason jar and add the chopped peaches, then add three ginger peach tea bags on top.
  • Pour a decent vodka (no Popov please!) over everything, filling the jar almost to the brim.
  • Screw your lid on tightly, and shake everything up to combine. Let the infusion steep in a cool, dark place for at least a week.
  • Strain the liquid, discard the solids, and pour your infusion back into a clean Mason jar.
  • Enjoy mixed with iced tea, lemonade, ginger ale, tonic water, peach Fresca, or any combination of the above. Add a sprig of mint to your glass if you’re feeling fancy!
* You could make this infusion with another liquor (like gin) but I think the herbal notes would compete with the ginger flavor here. Vodka will give the cleanest transmission of flavor for this infusion.

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