Recently I had an opportunity to try Vikingfjord Vodka from Norway. It had a clean flavor that I thought would be perfect for making some flavored vodkas for summer cocktails, so I decided to try making coconut vodka with it.
This recipe could not be easier. To make the coconut vodka, steep coconut in vodka for 2 days. That’s it. I didn’t even use fresh coconut. I had a half-used bag of coconut in the pantry from the last time I made a coconut dessert.
The result is pretty awesome. You can drink this stuff straight and almost forget you’re drinking vodka. I see some dangerously delicious cocktails in our future. In the meantime, here’s the recipe to make your own coconut vodka:
- 1 c vodka (preferably a good-quality vodka)
- 1/2 c shredded coconut
Combine vodka and coconut in a bowl. Cover. After 24 hours, taste vodka for desired flavor. I found it got just about right after two days of steeping.
Strain the vodka and transfer to a bottle. Enjoy straight or in any cocktail that calls for coconut-flavored liquor.
5 thoughts on “DIY Coconut Vodka”
This might have to be what I do with the coconut languishing in my cupboard. Hooray for homemade liqueurs!
How does coconut extract work? Will that do as good as using the shredded coconut and what would be the best recipe?