Spicy Pumpkin Vodka Infusion

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 1 week

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw kabocha or sugar pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole vanilla beans
  • 3 large pieces candied ginger, cut into long pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put the pumpkin on a silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake until just tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Pour the vodka into a bottle or large glass container.
  4. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon stick, vanilla beans and ginger.
  5. Let it sit for 1 week at room temperature, shaking gently every couple of days.
  6. Strain the infused vodka, through a fine mesh sieve and funnel it back into the original vodka bottle.
  7. Cap and refrigerate until ready to serve.