How to Make Pineapple Infused Vodka
Stoli Doli martinis might be my favorite cocktail, so I decided to write up this quick tutorial on how to make pineapple infused vodka. It’s so easy, you barely need a “recipe”. I’ve always wanted to make these at home, and I’m so glad I finally did.
Here’s what you need:
- vodka of choice
- fresh pineapple
- large beverage dispenser or pitcher
- waiting time
The name Stoli Doli comes from using Stoli brand vodka, and Doli referring to Dole pineapple. I used mostly Grey Goose because for a martini it’s my go-to. It’s just the smoothest vodka I’ve had. I topped mine off with Titos as well because I needed a little more to cover the pineapple. Use whatever you like.
Here’s what to do
Begin by slicing off the outer layer skin. It doesn’t have to be perfect, its OK if some specs are left on. You can see in the above picture I didn’t get it all the way clean. I also did not remove the core. Since we’re not serving and eating this pineapple I didn’t bother. Slice in half vertically, then make 1/2 to 1-inch thick slices. Arrange the slices in the beverage canister. Make sure your nozzle is closed!
Pour the vodka over the pineapple, covering all of the pineapple. I ended up using about one and a half pineapples for about 2 liters of vodka. You end up losing some of the vodka that soaks into the pineapple. You can eat the pineapple, but I wouldn’t necessary recommend it. It doesn’t look too appealing after 2 weeks, and one piece is probably like taking a shot!
After sitting at room temperature for 12-14 days, drain the vodka into a carafe or pitcher. I also strained it through a fine mesh strainer to get a few seeds and pulp out, but it’s not mandatory. Yes, it looks like pee…but tastes amazing!
To serve, add ice to a shaker, add about 3 shots of vodka into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until very cold. It will get foamy on top. Pour into a martini glass, and garnish with new fresh pineapple or the pineapple tops. So smooth and delicious, the harsh vodka taste is completely gone, and all you get is sweet delicious pineapple!
It can also be served over ice in a low ball glass for a more “watered down” refreshing drink. Such a great summer cocktail! Now that you know how to make pineapple infused vodka…will you try it? Let me know if you do!
Try one of my other favorite martinis: Pear Ginger Martinis
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Stoli Dolis aka Pineapple Martinis
Pineapple infused vodka, shaken and served straight up! So delish!
- 1.75 liter vodka, I prefer Grey Goose for it's smoothness
- 1-2 pineapples
Slice off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Gently slice off the outer layer. Slice the pineapple into 1-inch thick round slices, cut each slice in half so you have half circles. Arrange the slices into a large beverage dispenser, stacking evenly. I used about 1.5 pineapples.
Pour the vodka over the pineapple. You want the pineapple covered in vodka. Cover and allow to sit for 12-14 days at room temperature.
Drain infused vodka into a pitcher or storage container. Discard soaked pineapple (or eat at your own risk). You can strain through a fine mesh strainer if you have seeds and pulp that you want to discard.
For one martini: fill a shaker half way with ice, add 4-5oz of vodka to the shaker, shake vigorously for 1 minute. Pour into martini glass, it should be cold, and foamy on top. Garnish with fresh pineapple or sprig from pineapple top.
Can also be served in a low-ball glass over ice. Store vodka in a pitcher in the fridge.
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