Being a hipster isn’t all fun and games. When my first batch of infused sake came out tasting like a pine tree, I knew I had to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better recipe to share with all ten people who read this blog.
For this round, I infused Gekkeikan with blueberries and added a secret ingredient: vodka. This was at the behest of The Hipster King, who informed me that sake alone did not have a high enough alcohol content to prevent the growth of botulism. Thanks for that potentially life-saving tip!
Here is what I did, based on a vodka infusion recipe from Hungry Southerner:
- Mason jar
- Mixing bowl
- Small colander
- 2 fancy wine glasses, for added class
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 T lemon juice
- 1/2 T sugar
- 1 cup sake
- 1/4 cup decent vodka — get something that isn’t disgusting, because you’ll be able to taste it
Muddle blueberries in a bowl so about half of them are crushed. Mix with lemon juice and sugar.
Combine blueberry mixture, sake, and vodka in a mason jar. Refrigerate for two days.
Strain into wine glasses to serve. I initially lined the colander with a coffee filter, but that just took way too long.
The subtly flavored purple concoction had a nice kick to it from the vodka . I wish I’d taken a picture of the finished product because it was actually really pretty, but my husband and I were too busy getting drunk. Cheers!