Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Ally Hemming’s Patriot

Ally Hemming’s Patriot


  • 1 Liter Smirnoff Vodka
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries


  1. Buy a Liter of Smirnoff Vodka, and pour the vodka into a pitcher.
  2. Then take just picked strawberries and slice them twice, stuff them into the top of the vodka bottle (after a little trial and error you'll figure out the right size).
  3. Fill the bottle to 1/3 full of strawberries, then add succulent blueberries as your next layer (do not cut them, leave them whole) taking them up to the 2/3 mark.
  4. Finally, take your pitcher of vodka and pour it slowly back into the bottle (all of the vodka will not fit - FYI).
  5. Then put it into the freezer for at least 4 hours. Try not to lay the bottle down.
  6. If you want to get extra fancy, make your own label. The vodka turns a lovely color and can be simply poured over ice (crushed is best). But best of all the bottle looks fantastic. And you have the added benefit of getting all those antioxidants while you drink!
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 patriotic bottle of vodka

Categories: Heirloom Recipes

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