This is my homemade watermelon infused vodka recipe! It is so much cheaper to make at home than to buy in the store! And it’s fun to do!
Do you like infused vodka? My favorite infused vodka thus far in my many years of age is not this one.
Surprised, are you?
I do like this watermelon infused vodka, but I really love ruby red grapefruit vodka. That’s my favorite.
Perhaps I’ll make a ruby red grapefruit vodka infusion recipe next! What say you?
First Foray into flavored vodka
I think I’ve spoken about this before (so stop me if you’ve heard it) but in the past I was more of a margarita girl. I still love my margaritas, but my vodka martini has overthrown the tequila yumminess in my mind.
When I switched to vodka, I didn’t start off with martinis. Oh no! I started making the grapefruit cosmo with ruby red absolute vodka. For the longest time it was my vodka drink of choice.
In fact, I went on a craze with that delicious cocktail. You could count on me to bring the ingredients to parties, get-togethers, and overnight visits to relatives.
Everyone loved my grapefruit cosmos.
I was a hero.
At least in my own mind.
On to the recipe!
The ingredients and the making of the Watermelon Infused Vodka
My recipe for the watermelon infused vodka is sugar free. Most other fruit infused vodka recipes you’ll find have sugar in them.
The only sugar in this watermelon infused vodka is the natural sugar found in the watermelon.
So, we have watermelon chunks and a good vodka like Ketel One. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I love the vodka brand, Grey Goose! But you don’t need to use your best brand of vodka in this recipe. Your second best will do.
I grab a 28 ounce ball jar and plop the watermelon into it, minus the seeds.
Time to pour the vodka into the ball jar to meet up with the watermelon! It took about 2 cups of vodka to cover the fruit.
I screw the cap on the ball jar and place it into the refrigerator, where I let it sit for a week.
You can taste it after a few days to see if the watermelon infused vodka is done but I find it takes a full week to be perfect!
This is what the watermelon infused vodka looks like after a week in the fridge.
As you can see, the watermelon shrinks.
Here is my warning to you. Do NOT eat the watermelon. If you do, you will find a spongy mess in your mouth and you will say “Glurg” after you spit it out. A “pa-too-ee” might also slip out.
Or maybe that is just me.
Here is the vodka after I take out all the watermelon!
Look at how pink it is!!
You will have to wait to see what I created with it! But you won’t have to wait long.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
- 3 cups Watermelon enough to fill a ball jar
- 2 cups vodka use Good vodka, enough to fill the ball jar. Mine took 2 cups
- Fill ball jar with watermelon chunks
- Pour vodka in it all the way to the top
- Cover ball jar and place in refrigerator for a week
- Remove watermelon chunks and throw away
- Make cocktail
I didn't want to put in the time as minutes. This recipe is to rest in the fridge for 7 days.