My first experience with hard alcohol was a shot of blue-raspberry vodka. This cloyingly sweet flavor hid the harsh taste of bad alcohol, which allowed me to take a sip or two of the shot. Let's just say that since my drinking debut, vodka and I haven't always been BFF. That is, until I discovered infused vodka.
Infused vodka, of course, is a completely different beast, and it's ridiculously easy to make. I've recently been seeing infused vodkas that go beyond fruit infusions to stranger, even more wonderful variations, including a beautiful beet number. Obviously I needed to try this out in my kitchen.