Take advantage of two seasonal ingredients available wherever you’re living — fresh mint and clementines. Infused in vodka, the resulting spirit is an invigorating, fruity mixer perfect for winter warming cocktails.
Minty Clementine-Infused Vodka
750 ml vodka (organic, if you please!)
4 clementines, peel on, quartered
1 small handful fresh mint, roughly chopped
Combine all ingredients in a jar; seal well. Place in a cool place until flavors develop, about 3 to 4 days, shaking gently every day. Strain and store in a well-sealed container. Will keep for months.
• Makeover the screwdriver: add infused vodka to fresh citrus juice and ice.
• Make a wintry spritzer: shake infused vodka with ice; top it off with spritzer of choice.
• Make a seasonal sparkler: mix infused vodka with champagne and a splash of juice for the high life.
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