What’s better than soft and smooth vodka? How about truffle vodka?
Do you remember when I went to Canberra for the truffle festival? I ended up making this Truffle infused vodka not long after. I had some fresh black truffles from The Truffle Farm and it seemed really silly not to try and make Truffle Infused Vodka, so I went ahead and did it.
Infusing Truffle Into Vodka
The process is quite simple. You just need to mix truffle with vodka and let it sit, and that’s it. The only questions you might ask is how much truffle you need, and how long should you wait before you can enjoy it.
After conducting some research (i.e., rummaging around the internet), I discovered that there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to making Truffle Infused Vodka. Obviously, the more truffles you use, the stronger the taste is going to be. I think a 8-10% weight/volume ratio of truffle to vodka is enough to impart a nice and savoury truffle flavour into the vodka without making it too strong or overwhelming.
As for how long you should wait for it to infuse, following my little experiment. I’d have to say a minimum of one week.
I’ve gotta say… I’ll be making this again during the truffle season this year. And it will be a bit more (or a lot more) than 300ml!
Here’s a quick video on how you could do it.
And here’s the recipe!
How To Make Truffle Infused Vodka
- 330ml good quality vodka (I use Grey Goose)
- 30g sliced fresh black truffle (mine comes from The Truffle Farm)
- Glass bottle
- Slice black truffle thinly
- Using a funnel, pour vodka into the bottle. Add sliced truffle.
- Close the lid and turn a few time. Sit for at least a week before consuming.