|Day 4: ready to strain!|
2 pints fresh blueberries, washed
1 tsp good quality black peppercorns, crushed a bit with mortar and pestle
750 ml vodka
a very large jar with lid and ring, or 2-3 smaller quart jars
cheesecloth or coffee filter
|Day 1 of infusion|
Put the strainer into the bottle in which you'd like to store your infused vodka (the original vodka bottle or some decorative one will do, as long as the top or cap closes securely). Place a folded piece of cheesecloth in the strainer (this is to catch the pepper chunks). Poor the infused vodka through the strainer, pressing the berries down to release any extra vodka they absorbed. Enjoy!
Ginger-Lime Simple Syrup
1-inch piece ginger, cut into chunks (no need to peel)
1/2 lime, cut into pieces
1 C sugar
1 C water
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved. Strain into a bowl or jar and store in the refrigerator.