Sous Vide Infused Vodka // Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini

Blackberry Sous Vide Infused Vodka makes the perfect base for a delicious Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini. This tart and tangy cocktail is made extra flavorful with blackberry infused vodka & a sugar rim. 

While the Instant Pot has had my attention for a couple years now, I’m developing a new kitchen gadget obsession – the sous vide.

I’m enamored with the way that I can effortlessly make perfect filet mignons in the sous vide. I’ve also made some amazing sous vide salmon, pork loin, and a delicious sous vide ribeye. The sous vide makes it impossible to overcook delicate cuts of meat, but did you know that you can also use it to speed up the process of infusing vodka?

How Do You Make Sous Vide Infused Vodka?

It’s super simple to make sous vide infused vodka. Simply add 2 cups of your favorite fruit (or peppers, or even bacon!) to a quart sized mason jar, top with your favorite vodka and seal. Cook for 3 hours, strain and chill.

I made this batch of sous vide infused vodka with frozen Oregon blackberries.

We are lucky here in Oregon that the family farms here grow exceptional, consistent high quality blackberries and raspberries. But, many of Oregon’s blackberries are picked and frozen within 24 hours, meaning that even if you’re not in Oregon (or it’s not blackberry season) you can enjoy these beauties all year long.

Just look at that gorgeous color!

It would take 3-5 days to infuse vodka in the traditional manner. But, using your sous vide, you can have this beautiful & flavorful blackberry vodka ready in just 3 hours!

Note: This recipe would also work with gin. Learn all about the differences between gin vs. vodka here.

Steps for Making Sous Vide Infused Vodka

  • Set sous vide for 135 degrees.
  • Add 2 cups fruit to a quart sized mason jar.
  • Fill with your favorite vodka, leaving a half inch open space from the top.
  • Seal jar and place in sous vide water bath.
  • Cook for 3 hours.
  • Strain berries from vodka and chill.
Bottle of blackberry sous vide infused vodka.

Do You Need to Refrigerate Infused Vodka?

I definitely doesn’t hurt to refrigerate your infused vodka (heck, it makes for colder cocktails that way), but it’s not necessary. The alcohol will prevent bacteria from growing, so it can also be kept at room temperature.

How Long Does Infused Vodka Last?

Your sous vide infused vodka will keep indefinitely. Store it in a dark place, or in the refrigerator or freezer.

This blackberry sous vide infused vodka would make a great holiday or hostess gift. You could even package it up with the ingredients needed to make the delicious Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini that I’m highlighting below.

Or, you could gift your friends with a trio of sous vide infused vodka: 

Berry Trio: 

  • Blackberry
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry

Bloody Mary Trio: 

  • Bacon
  • Jalapeno
  • Serrano-Dill

Tropical Trio: 

  • Pineapple
  • Passionfruit
  • Mango

How Do You Make a Lemon Drop Martini?

To make a lemon drop martini, combine 2 cups blackberry sous vide infused vodka, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice and 1/4 cup superfine sugar in a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glasses.

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Two blackberry lemon drop cocktails.

Sous Vide Infused Vodka // Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini

Blackberry Sous Vide Infused Vodka makes the perfect base for a delicious Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini. This tart and tangy cocktail is made extra flavorful with blackberry infused vodka & a sugar rim. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 cocktails


Blackberry Sous Vide Infused Vodka

  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • Vodka (about 2 cups)

Special Equipment:

  • Sous vide machine
  • 1 quart mason jar

Blackberry Lemon Drop Cocktail


Blackberry Sous Vide Infused Vodka

  • Set the Sous Vide Precision to 135 degrees.
  • Place berries into a quart sized mason jar and top with vodka, leaving a half inch of space from the top of the jar.
  • Cook for 3 hours.
  • Strain and chill.

Blackberry Lemon Drop Cocktail

  • Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar and pour into a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with lemon slices or frozen blackberries.


Sous Vide infused vodka will last indefinitely stored in a cool, dark location. 
Did you make this recipe?Mention @platingsandpairings or tag #platingsandpairings!


Sous Vide Machine


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg

I teamed up with Oregon Berries to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Two blackberry lemon drop cocktails.

17 thoughts on “Sous Vide Infused Vodka // Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini”

  1. It came out great, but an odd thing happened. After straining the blackberries out and refrigerating it for a few hours, we made the blackberry lemon drop martinis and the infused vodka poured out like soft jello. It was great; just odd. Any ideas of what happened‽

    • That happened to us, too–not a negative effect when actually mixing the cocktails, but a little weird. It made me research whether blackberries naturally have pectin, and it turns out they are high in pectin–in fact, one could make blackberry jam without any additional pectin!

      To do so, use five parts blackberry to one part sugar by weight. Add a little lemon juice, too. Keep stirring well past the foaming up stage–with so much less sugar than a regular recipe, it takes a little longer to get to the gel stage. Test it on a plate kept in the freezer.

  2. This sounds SO good! Haven’t used a SV before… so curious about getting one now to play with in the kitchen! What’s the draw? I haven an Air Fryer & Instant Pot… debating a SV now! haha

    • I love the SV sooo much! It’s definitely one of my favorite kitchen utensils. It cooks meats to the perfect temperature, and makes it quick and easy to infuse alcohols or make vanilla extract.

    • You can cook a bunch of chicken in several bags at once with different flavor profiles and use all week long …garlic butter rosemary, and a BBQ, or greek, Mexican jalapeno cilantro
      depending on how you want to eat it cold for salad or reheat it you just cook at different temps. SO tender and juicy….keep dinner in the water bath instead of reheating because someone is late and you never overcook. CHEAP steaks London broil Chuck roast all so tender pull the steak out of the water & dry it off from the bag and throw on the grill to flame the outside quickly or a red hot screaming cast iron to sear a skin on the outside of a PERFECT steak….Make egg bites mini quichs for the week. ENDLESS possibilities!!


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