I want to drink cocktails, lots of them. Unfortunately I can’t. Pregnancy and now breast feeding are keeping me on the straight and narrow – and my liver thanks me for it.
However, that doesn’t stop me from preparing for the day, and so I am infusing vodka with vanilla, because what I really fancy is a Porn Star (vanilla vodka, vanilla sugar, passionfruit juice and a shot of champagne on the side)
70cl Bottle of decent vodka (russian standard)
6 vanilla pods
Slice down the length of the vanilla pods and scrape out the seeds. Put the pods and seeds into the vodka. Leave in a cupboard for 5 weeks – c’est tout.
Drink generously with ice and mixers – preferably after 6 o’clock…but I won’t tell.