I’ve been having a lot of fun with this homemade moonshine trend, but I had yet to make a DIY Strawberry Moonshine! So today, I am rectifying that with a Homemade Strawberry Vodka Moonshine.
Strawberry Moonshine Recipe
OK, so just like with my other DIY Moonshine recipes, I’m going to start off by stating that this is not real moonshine. You don’t need stills or a cabin deep in the woods to make this homemade flavored liquor.
Instead, this is a home-flavored vodka, using plain, store-bought alcohol and then adding in lots of fresh strawberries (and sometimes a homemade lemonade syrup) for a fresh take on flavored vodka. I don’t know why the trend started calling this “moonshine” but it’s definitely more fun to call it that 😉
Not only is this cheaper and contains only natural flavors compared to most store-bought, artificially flavored alcohols, the flavor is also way better than anything you can buy at the store! Nothing beats the vibrant taste that can only come from soaking fresh strawberries in vodka for a couple of weeks.
I have a lot of fun experimenting with this method of making naturally flavored vodka, and I haven’t been disappointed with a flavor combination yet! Once you make a couple versions, don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite flavor combinations. (I’ll be trying cucumber and pear soon!)
This homemade strawberry vodka makes a great homemade gift and is a lot of fun to serve to guests who will be blown away when you tell them that it’s homemade.
When serving this recipe to guests, I also like adding a bit of edible shimmer to make this strawberry moonshine extra-special! (It will settle to the bottom when stored, so be sure to give it a shake before pouring.)
You can also use this strawberry vodka in cocktails, such as:
I’d love to know what fun cocktails you make with this homemade strawberry vodka recipe – be sure to tag me on social or leave me a comment with your tips!
Ingredients for Homemade Strawberry Vodka
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1-2 cups vodka
- Red edible shimmer/food glitter, optional
- 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Tip: you can use frozen or jarred strawberries for this recipe.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Mason jars
- Measuring cups
How to Make Strawberry Vodka Moonshine
Clean and cut up strawberries and place in a mason jar.
Fill the jar with vodka and store in a cool, dark place. (The fridge is perfect.)
Let the flavor and color of the strawberries soak into the vodka for at least a week, ideally 2-3 weeks.
For the strawberry-lemonade version:
Place lemon juice, sugar and water in a pan over medium heat and reduce until the liquid is halved. It will have a syrup-like consistency.
Add 2 Tablespoons to 1/4 cup of the lemonade syrup to the mason jar, along with the strawberries and vodka.
Store in a cool, dark place.
Let the flavor of the strawberries and lemon syrup soak into the vodka for at least a week, ideally 2-3 weeks.
Grab your free printable for our easy homemade strawberry vodka moonshine recipe:
Have you tried making your own DIY moonshine? This is a fun way to make unique flavored vodkas without the artificial flavors that store-bought versions can have.