Fancy making your own edible gifts for friends and family? You’ve come to the right place. If you know someone who loves to get the cocktail shaker out when entertaining, then make them a bottle of this homemade pomegranate vodka as a present.
Homemade pomegranate vodka makes a thoughtful gift for foodies. This delicious spirit will work in lots of different cocktail recipes and pair with all sorts of mixers, like tonic water, soda water or elderflower tonic. Your recipient will be so impressed, but what they won’t realise is that making this foodie gift is actually a doddle.
You don’t need lots of equipment to make your own pomegranate vodka. All you need is a Kilner jar (don’t forget to sterilise it first). Once you’ve made a simple sugar syrup in a saucepan and allowed it to cool, simply add this to some fresh pomegranate seeds and vodka in the jar. Leave the vodka mix for at least 4 days, giving it a shake once a day. Leaving it for longer will give the flavours more time to infuse and ensure the delicate floral taste of the pomegranate seeds really comes through.
Once you’re ready to package up your pomegranate vodka, decant the mixture into stoppered bottles. Add a pretty label and a handful of fresh pomegranate seeds before sealing up the bottle. This delicious pomegranate vodka makes the perfect Christmas or Mother’s Day gift.
Ready to make your own homemade pomegranate vodka? Grab your vodka and follow our simple recipe below.
How to Make Pomegranate Vodka
1. Put the pomegranate seeds and vodka into a sterilised Kilner jar.
2. Dissolve the sugar in a pan with 200ml (7fl oz) water, then bubble for 3 to 4 minutes. Cool slightly, add to the vodka mix and give it a good shake. Leave in a cool, dark place for at least 4 days. Strain off the pomegranate seeds, return the vodka to the jar and decant into sterilised bottles. Add fresh pomegranate seeds a few days before giving as a gift.
- 1 large pomegranate, seeds removed
- 75cl bottle vodka (should be 40% ABV)
- 200g (7oz) caster sugar
For the first week, shake the pomegranate vodka daily, after that, shake once a week. It will last for 6 months.