Spicy Pumpkin Vodka Infusion

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 7 days 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 7 days
  • Cook: 20 min
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2 cups raw kabocha or sugar pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch chunks

3 cups vodka

1 cinnamon stick

2 whole vanilla beans

3 large pieces candied ginger, cut into long pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put the pumpkin on a silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake until just tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Pour the vodka into a bottle or large glass container. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon stick, vanilla beans and ginger. Let it sit for 1 week at room temperature, shaking gently every couple of days. Strain the infused vodka, through a fine mesh sieve and funnel it back into the original vodka bottle. Cap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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