Pumpkin spice infused vodka is so easy to make that you will wonder why it took you so long to create it.
Once we concoted this and finally got it right, we made so many different pumpkin cocktails.
It was just fun.
Now, I will admit that I was a bit intimidated by this recipe at first.
It took a few tries to get it right.
I tried it with our pumpkin spice mix before deciding to use whole spices.
For the record, it did technically work with the powdered spice but it was much better with whole spices.
The main reason for this is because it was challenging to sift the powder spice out of the vodka.
To do this I uses cheesecloth and a mesh strainer.
I was able to find all of the ingredients for this pumpkin spice vodka recipe at the grocery store, except for the vodka.
The good news is that these are fall spices and you will likely find uses for them all winter long.
Also, if you are worried about buying all of these whole spices because it will take you a long time to use them up, that is fine.
As long as you keep the whole spices sealed in their containers they will last for years.
The only spice that will go bad rather quickly is the fresh ginger.
However, don’t worry because you can freeze fresh ginger.
We love to keep frozen ginger on hand for random recipes.
This is useful because a little bit of ginger goes a long way.
I did go to the liquor store for the vodka. When it comes to the vodka, I do recommend getting a high quality vodka.
When picking out a vodka for this recipe keep in mind that you don’t want any competing flavors so go with a plain vodka.
Vodka can be made out of several different foods such as corn, rye, potato or even grapes. (source)
I chose a vodka made out of corn but a potato based vodka would also be a good choice.
- Whole Cloves
- Whole Nutmeg
- Whole Allspice
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Whole Ginger
This is a super easy to make infused vodka but you will need to gather your ingredients and your tools.
This process will only take you a few minutes as long as you have everything that you need.
If you don’t have a meat tenderizer you can use a rolling pin or even a hammer.
No matter what you choose, just be careful.
Even though we don’t do canning, I did recently buy a case of Mason Jars because we make so many recipes like this one.
- Meat Tenderizer
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Spoons
- Cocktail Measuring Glass
- Mason Jar
- Mesh Strainer
- Swing Top Glass Bottle
How to make pumpkin spice infused vodka
Good news, it is easy to infuse vodka with pumpkin spice.
Step 1: Crush the whole nutmeg a bit. Don’t pulverize it but do crack it.
I used a meat tenderizer to crack mine.
An important note here is to put that nutmeg on a cutting board and not pound your countertop.
Do be careful though because the nutmeg is round and will roll.
Step 2: Cut the fresh ginger into small pieces.
It doesn’t matter if you slice it or cut it into chunks all that much.
The key is to not cut it too small.
Step 3: Add all of the ingredients into a jar.
Close the jar and shake all of the ingredients.
Step 4: Set the jar in a dark place for 72 hours.
Step 5: Strain the vodka into a glass bottle and enjoy.
The bottom line
There are a so many delicious pumpkin spice recipes these days. For example, I just had a pumpkin spice old fashioned a few nights ago.
Once you make this pumpkin spice infused vodka, you will find so many uses for it.
- 1 t Whole Cloves
- ½ t Peppercorns
- 1 Whole Nutmeg
- 1 t Whole Allspice
- 4 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 2-inch Piece of Whole Ginger
- 2 c Vodka
- Crush the whole clove to crack it slightly. I used a meat tenderizer to crack the clove.
- Cut the ginger into thin slices.
- Add all the ingredients into a mason jar and shake vigorously.
- Allow the infused vodka to sit in a cool dark place for 72 hours.
- Strain the vodka with the cheesecloth and mesh strainer into measuring glass.
- Pour the vodka into a swing top glass bottle using a funnel.
- Enjoy and remember to drink responsibly.
Can drink the pumpkin spice infused vodka straight over ice or as a mixer in cocktails.
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