There’s a lovely restaurant in Tulsa named Smoke (see my previous love of Smoke here). This restaurant serves a martini aptly named the Stoli Doli, which is simply vodka infused with fresh pineapple shaken over ice. At $9 a pop, I’ve surely helped the bartender pay for his kid’s braces or private school education. When I found myself with leftover Tito’s vodka from our wedding, I decided to try my hand at pineapple infused vodka. And turns out, it’s cheaper to make but just as delicious as the $9 per drink version.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 liter vodka
1 fresh pineapple
1/2 gallon mason jar (or several smaller sizes)
First, watch this video on how to slice a pineapple.
Or buy one of these gadgets.
Once your pineapple is perfectly sliced, add it to the mason jar.
Cover completely with vodka. Make sure you use a higher-quality vodka so your martinis don’t end up tasting like lighter fluid.
Now the hard part: wait for a few days to taste it! Shake up the jar each day to get the vodka thoroughly soaked with every bit of pineapple flavor you can.
After the vodka is infused completely (at least 4 days), you’re ready to make a cocktail. That’s why I’m sharing this post on a Tuesday, so your infused vodka will be ready to drink by the weekend! You’re welcome. Serve with soda, tonic or sprite. Or my favorite way, as a martini: shake the vodka with ice and strain and enjoy!
And there you have it – a homemade stoli doli for your weekend!