Pineapple-Infused Vodka

Making your own pineapple-flavored vodka is super easy, and yields a huge payoff in deliciousness.

Here’s how: peel a pineapple, cut it into eighths, and put it into a large sterilized jar (or two quart-size Mason jars). Fill the jars to the top with vodka, submerging the pineapple (you may need to weight the pineapple with a small saucer or other weighty object if the fruit floats up). Store the jar in a cool, dark place for 4 weeks; if your house is particularly warm, store it in the fridge. Remove the pineapple and strain the vodka through cheesecloth.

The resulting pineapple-infused vodka is so tasty, you’ll want to sip it straight, says Pei. You might want to skip partaking of the pineapple itself, though: all its sugar and flavor go into the vodka, so eating it is like “chewing on alcohol.”

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