Strawberry vodka at home – the right recipe - Alcohol and Tradition

Strawberry vodka at home – the right recipe

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Homemade strawberry vodka turns out to be transparent and is remembered for its characteristic berry aroma with notes of strawberries in the aftertaste. Unlike store-bought analogues, the drink will be natural – without synthetic flavors. For cooking, at least the simplest distiller (moonshine) is required.

Ripe strawberries of any variety are suitable. Special attention should be paid to the aroma of berries – the richer it is, the better, so homemade strawberries are the best option.

As an alcoholic base, you can take vodka, diluted alcohol, high-quality double-distilled moonshine (odorless) or gin (will give light juniper notes). It is impractical to use aged alcohol, because after distillation, the tones of the extract will disappear.

Strawberry vodka recipe


  • vodka (alcohol 40-45%, moonshine) – 1 l;
  • fresh strawberries-0.5 kg.

The technology of preparation

1. wash the Strawberries, remove the stalks, cut the berries into 4 parts and put them in a glass jar for infusing.

2. Pour in the alcohol base (should completely cover the berries), mix.

3. Close tightly, put on 14 days in a dark place with room temperature. Shake every 2-3 days.

4. Strawberry ready infusion of strain through 2-3 layers of cheesecloth. Squeeze the pulp dry.

5. Dilute the tincture with water to 18-20% (add 1.2 liters of water for each liter), then distill it on a regular moonshine distiller.

If possible, it is advisable to place the strawberry pulp in a dry container (fill a maximum of a third of the volume of the jar, so that the tubes do not clog) or hang it on gauze in a cube so that the pulp does not come into contact with the liquid, but only enriches the rising alcohol vapors. Distilling unfiltered tincture is dangerous, the remains of strawberries can burn, spoiling the aroma and taste of the drink.

6. if vodka or alcohol is used as an alcoholic base, the head fraction can not be selected, in the case of moonshine, it is desirable to collect the first 15-20 ml of output per 1 liter of absolute alcohol and pour it out. Finish the selection when the fortress falls in the jet below 40% or collect “tails” in a separate container.

7. Dilute the finished strawberry vodka with water to a drinking strength of 40-45% vol., pour it into a glass container and seal it tightly. Before tasting, leave in the refrigerator for 3-4 days to stabilize the taste. The shelf life is unlimited.

If you dilute the distillate not with water, but with sugar syrup (mix sugar and water in equal proportions, boil, boil for 2-3 minutes on low heat, removing the foam, then cool to room temperature), then instead of vodka you will get a transparent strawberry liqueur, the strength of which can be adjusted at your discretion.

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