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Infusion 101: Strawberry Basil vodka and mojito

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Though SoHo Wine & Martini Bar keeps its recipes secret, bartender Stephany Gordon shared this infusion with us, and a drink you can make from it.

Strawberry Basil Vodka
Cut a packet of strawberries in half and tie up in cheese cloth. Put 20 leaves of basil with stems removed in another cheese cloth. Pour 3 bottles of your favorite vodka into a large glass jar. Try to pick one with the least amount of flavor in order to get the most out of the ingredients that you have chosen for an infusion.

Place the strawberry and basil (in their respective cheese cloths) in the vodka. When using fruit you have to change it out every few days because the natural bacteria will begin to make the fruit look like it is rotting. The alcohol will actually kill any bacteria, so it's OK to keep the fruit in, but to keep the look of the infusion appealing, change the fruit out whenever they begin to change color, until you have achieved the desired flavor. The basil can stay in throughout. Taste your infusion daily. Remove the ingredients when the infusion tastes just right.





Strawberry Basil Mojito
(with infused vodka instead of rum)

3-5 fresh mint leaves
2 lime wedges
2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. infused vodka
club soda

Pour the simple syrup onto the mint leaves and limes in the bottom of a bar tin and muddle the mixture. Pour in the infused vodka and top with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a glass and top off with club soda.


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