Making Lime & Ginger Infused Vodka is easy to do if you’ve ever wanted to make homemade infused vodka for cocktails.
It’s also a terrific way to make fun gifts for friends and relatives a few months before the holidays roll around.
Infused vodka recipes easy to prepare and enjoyable to make.
You will have to spend a little money on good ingredients, like quality vodka.
But don’t worry since you won’t be making barrels of this lime & ginger infused vodka recipe, just a large Mason jar.
Two ways how to make homemade infused vodka
There are two ways of preparing your infused vodka recipes.
Decant & Repeat
I’ve shown the “decant and repeat” process below, where you soak the key limes for at least two weeks. (More weeks is even better!)
Then you sample the vodka to make sure the taste is sufficiently limey. Once the limes peter out, toss them.
Prepare & Gift
Or you can prepare smaller mason jars with the ginger, lime and vodka and give that as a gift.
People can refresh the vodka on their own.
You can also do the second method last minute since you don’t have to wait at least two weeks to decant.
What kind of vodka?
Since this is a base for cocktails, use a good vodka. One you like drinking and making cocktails from normally should suffice.
(Not the cheapest, and not the most expensive. Something middle of the road pricewise.)
What kind of limes?
If you can’t find key limes, you can also use regular limes. Just cut them up into smaller pieces so they fit inside the jars.
How long does infused vodka keep?
I’ve had my lime & ginger infused vodka in the refrigerator for several months. (I like keeping it in the refrigerator so it’s ready to serve!)
I’m not decanting it all that often, so the flavor’s super strong.
I’m not worried about the key limes going bad since they’re 1) refrigerated and 2) preserved in alcohol.
However, over time the limes have gone from a light yellow green to dull yellow. They’re not as pretty but they’re still strong tasting.
What else can I infuse?
You can try other citrus fruits like oranges with the ginger and vodka.
Or experiment with herbs and vodka if you like medicinal type drinks.
Ideas for making infused vodka into gifts
Jars: The easiest gift idea is to keep the lime and ginger infused vodka in their infused vodka jars. I like using wide mouth quart-sized Ball Jars.
Pouring spout: However, it’s hard to pour the Lime & Ginger Infused Vodka from a Ball Jar without spilling it everywhere. What a waste!
So, include a pouring spout with your homemade infused vodka gift.
I personally like the reCAP Mason Jars POUR, Wide Mouth, Canning Jar Lids since they’re good for both liquids and things like rice or candy.
I also like the Magnuson Mason Jar Pouring Spout. I use these with my jars filled with infused oils.
These cute bottles also make nice gifts and you don’t have to worry about pouring spouts.
Gifting ideas: To make a terrific homemade gift for your favorite cocktail aficionado, add the bottle of Lime & Ginger Infused Vodka to a basket.
Some infused vodka recipes ideas for cocktails
Make a Skinny Key Lime Pie Cocktail:
1. Add a couple of packets of powdered monk fruit sweetener to the infused vodka
2. Serve your cocktail over crushed ice.
3. Sip slowly and enjoy!
You can also mix the Lime & Ginger Infused Vodka with another liquor, such as marshmallow vodka or rum. Yum!
- 1 wide-mouth quart-sized Ball Jars
- 1 4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin slices
- 1 bag key limes
- 1-liter bottle quality vodka
- Add the sliced ginger to the Mason jar.
- Wash and cut the key limes in half and loosely fill the jar nearly to the top.
- Pour in the vodka. Place lid on jar.
- Place the Mason jar in the refrigerator for two weeks. Sample the vodka. If the vodka is pleasingly limey, decant the vodka into the gift jars.
- Refill with vodka, place lid on jar, and place back in the refrigerator. Wait two weeks and repeat the process. Again, sample the vodka. You can repeat the process until the limes are no longer giving out enough flavor.
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Serving Size:2 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally published on December 4, 2014. Updated with new pictures and information.