Have way too many crabapples and just don’t know what to do with them? Make crabapple infused vodka. It’s amazing.
Last year, Anna & I made crabapple-infused vodka with local crabapples, but I got lazy and forgot to post pictures. We used about a grocery bag worth.
After washing them in the sink, we halved or quartered them, depending on how big they were. Really, we just cut them small enough to fit into the mouth of a vodka bottle.
After spending plenty of time in liquor stores scoping out the vodka brand with the widest bottle mouth opening, I went with Svedka.
We had to pour about half of the vodka into a separate bottle to make room for enough crabapples.
We let it soak for about 2 weeks, then poured the vodka through a strainer to catch all of the crabapple seeds and fuzzies. The vodka was light pink. It was surprisingly sweet and tangy – really delicious flavor!
(And hey, if you still have leftover crabapples, you can make & preserve some awesome crabapple jam…)