How To Make Chanterelle Vodka

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Drink straight up in a martini glass or, à la chefs' forays, from any container available before heading into the woods.

Adapted from "The Wild Table" with Connie Green and Sarah Scott.

  1. Place 2/3 cup of lightly packed dried chanterelles and the contents of a 750-mililiter bottle of fine-quality vodka in a large, clean jar.
  2. Cover and place in a dark place, swirling the jar every couple days.
  3. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the chanterelles.
  4. Pour into a clean bottle and store indefinitely in the freezer.


Note: Using dried chanterelles leaves the vodka clear. Fresh chanterelles make murky vodka.