500ml (2 cups) vodka per flavouring
Lemongrass and Chilli
1 large stalk lemongrass, sliced thinly
1 long red chilli, halved but stem intact
Sichuan Peppercorn and Ginger
1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns
8 slices fresh ginger
Rhubarb and Vanilla
300 grams red rhubarb, washed and sliced 3cm pieces
2 teaspoons caster sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped out
sterilized bottles or jars, with tops or seals
Place the flavourings in each bottle and pour over the vodka, making sure it covers the fruit.
Seal tightly and store in a cool place out of the sunlight. Shake the vodka daily and leave to infuse for at least one week or up to one month.
You can strain the flavourings out of the vodka before gifting or leave them in. Once strained the vodka will keep for several years!