Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Hour at IKEA?

Are you ever been inspired just waking in to IKEA? Most normal people are inspired to redecorate their living room or remodel their kitchen. However, last time Tyler and I walked in to IKEA we were inspired to drink!
We came across these $2.99 finds and just had figure out something to do with them.

When we went to Charleston for our 1 year anniversary we found a restaurant that had pineapple infused vodka and it was probably a bit too tasty for our own good! That said, we decided to try it!
So... we went to Costco and bought one of their pineapples (much cheaper than the grocery store FYI). We brought it home and Tyler butchered in to pieces narrow enough to fit in the bottle. We then stuffed the pineapple into the bottle and filled it about half full with Vodka. It sat in a dark cabinet for about a week until we couldn't stand it any longer and had to take a swig! All I can say is IT.WAS.GOOD.
After the "test" swig we mixed it with some ginger ale and sat back and pondered the beauty and deliciousness of our newest creation.

If you try this, beware, the pineapple that is left in the jar is lethal! I mean that stuff sucks up a lot alcohol so don't eat it all at once or you will be sorry!

The only complaint I have is that I wish we could use larger pieces of fruit; so we might invest in one of these next time. This one will also be easier to serve out of as well.

You can infuse Vodka with just about anything including herbs and spices. Give it a try and let me know which one is your favorite.
Oh yeah.... please drink responsibly.
Happy Friday to all!


  1. Ummm I just bought two of those bottles last week without the slightest clue as to what to do with them. I just liked the way they look. And yes, every time I walk in that store I get inspired. Much to my bank account's downfall

  2. Oh my goodness! looks yummy!! Who knew Ikea inspired that kind of thing?