Every summer, Mrs. Scampwalker and the kiddoes go south of town to harvest blueberries. Typically, they come home with bags and bags full of them, and they stay fresh for a remarkably long time. We're treated to blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, and blueberries with Grape Nuts and yogurt (a summer breakfast staple of mine).
A couple of weeks ago, perhaps inspired by NotHemingway, I got a wild hair to make blueberry-infused vodka. As luck would have it, I had a nice bottle of Russian Standard vodka that I picked up for the amazing price of $18.99 for a 1.75l bottle (you can't get good vodka that cheap in Russia, can you?).
The process was simple. I filled a decanter full of blueberries, each one squeezed just until it popped, and then poured in the vodka. After a week in the liquor cabinet, we poured ourselves some tasty, beautifully colored martinis. We had to keep reminding ourselves that this stuff was straight vodka... it went down entirely too easy! I'm thinking this might be good in a flask on a cold winter day, too -- a nip here and there while watching a football game or apres hunt.