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.