This recipe really isn't a recipe at all. It's an equation. Simply follow the directions below with any fruit you would like to infuse vodka with.
Desired amount of fresh figs, cleaned and dried. Then stemmed and cut in half.
Pack a glass jar with a tight sealing lid as tightly as possible with the prepared figs. Pressing down on the solids if needed to pack as many figs in the jar as possible.
Pour the vodka over the fruit completely covering. Place the lid securely on the jar and place it out of direct sunlight.
Shake the jar of fruit and vodka daily. You'll see the vodka gradually take on the color of the fruit. After 3 days taste the vodka and continue infusing to your liking. Most fruit vodkas are finished in 3 to 5 days, but you can continue infusing the vodka for longer. The vodka will become thicker and more syrupy as it infuses.
When the vodka has been infused, separate the fruit and the vodka by straining it into a measuring cup. Line the strainer with cheesecloth before straining if the fruit had a lot of seeds or sediment. Discard the fruit after straining.
Funnel into a glass bottle that seals tightly and store the vodka out of direct sunlight; it will keep indefinitely.
Simple syrup recipe:
Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and melt over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool before using. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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