A non-traditional Aquavit recipe from Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit in NYC and Minneapolis. Use a good quality potato vodka for this recipe. The Aquavit needs to stand for 6-8 weeks before it is ready.
- Place berries in a wide-mouthed jar and pour in vodka. Seal jar.
- Let stand at room temperature for 6 to 8 weeks, until the full flavor has fully developed.
- Strain vodka into a container and add simple syrup.
- Transfer to a one-liter bottle and add some fresh berries for garnish.
- Seal bottle and store in the freezer.
- Serve ice-cold, in shot glasses.
I made this for ZWT2 and just realized I never posted on the results. It wuz gooood. My raspberry vodka was made with Grey Goose and made some lovely summer cocktails. The personal favorite was a berry twist on the classic vodka gimlet.
I made one with raspberries and one with blueberries. From recipes I've tried in the past, I will wait 5 weeks before adding the sugar. Can't wait to try it!
This was not only gorgeous but delicious. A top-notch recipe I will be using for years to come. Thanks for sharing such a winner!