Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka

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Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka

This is just a standard recipe for butterfly pea flower infused vodka that is necessary for a few of my future recipes. It doesn’t really need a recipe on it’s own, but I do plan on making a series out of butterfly pea flower recipes, so why not add this one as a separate page. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy drinking blue vodka.

Yesterday I posted a comprehensive article about how to perfectly make butterfly pea flower tea. This recipe is not very specific and it’s really quite hard to mess it up. After all, there are only two ingredients.

Ukrainian Vodka

Day 1

Slowly heat up vodka. I am using a half litre bottle for this recipe. You do not need to, nor should you, use an expensive bottle of vodka. You can if you want, but I’ve found that it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is if you use potato or grain vodka. I suggest using grain as it is more neutral and takes to the flavor of the flowers better.

Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka after 30 seconds of steeping
After 30 seconds of steeping

When the vodka just begins to steam, but not yet boiling, turn off the heat. You don’t want to boil off the alcohol, just get it hot enough to steep the flowers. Place the flowers in a glass jug (or mason jar) and then pour over the vodka. I use about 10 flowers per 500 ml, but you can use more or less. After a few minutes it will actually turn to a really dark blue.

blue color after 2 minutes of steeping
After 2 minutes of steeping

Let the vodka sit with the flowers in a cool dark place for 4 days. After 4 days the color will be almost black but will have an earthy, herbal aroma. Strain the flowers from the now butterfly pea flower infused vodka. Pour the vodka into a new clean bottle and seal. As this uses natural ingredients (of course) it should be kept in a cabinet or other cool dark place so it doesn’t lose its color.

Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka After 4 Days

Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka after 4 days of steeping. Note the almost black color of the vodka

Use This In:

You can use this butterfly pea flower infused vodka in a variety of ways. Listed below are just some of the recipes I have or plan to upload to the website:

Butterfly Liquor

Butterfly Pea Flower Extract

Blue Butterfly Cocktail

Nautilus

Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka

A simple instructional recipe for making your own Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka at home.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, European, South East Asian
Keyword: Blue Pea Vodka, Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka, Vodka Infusion
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Waiting: 4 days
Total Time: 4 days 5 minutes
Servings: 500 ml
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Jar

Ingredients

  • 500 ml Vodka you don't need something expensive, but it should be a grain/wheat vodka.
  • 2 tsp Butterfly Pea Flowers usually can be bought online from tea companies or health food stores. That is if you aren't located in South East Asia where it's sold all over the place.

Instructions

  • Pour the vodka into a pot and turn the heat to the lowest setting. Once you just start to see the vodka steam then turn off the heat.
  • Place the flowers in a glass jar and pour over the vodka. Let steep for a couple minutes, then put the lid on. Place the jar in a cool dark place for 4 days.

Notes

This infused vodka can be drank as is, or used in plenty of cocktails and syrups.
Did you make this?Mention @CookingToEntertain or tag #cookingtoentertain and let me know how it was!


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